Heading to a TX Beach? Get Ready to Swim in High Levels of Poop
Spring Break has passed and more people are heading to South Texas Beaches. The real question is, what you're you swimming in? According to a recent study, chances are you are probably swimming if fecal matter. Fecal contamination in high levels makes beaches unsafe for swimming. Possible side effects from swimming in fecally contaminated water can be gastrointestinal illness as well as respiratory disease, ear, and eye infections, and skin rash.
#1. COLE PARK IN CORPUS CHRISTI
Cole Park beach was tested 68 times and 62 times, which is 91%, the results came back with unsafe water.
2. ROPES PARK, CORPUS CHRISTI(NOW CLOSED)
Ropes Park beach was tested 54 times and 40 times, which is 74%, the results came back with unsafe water.
#6 CORPUS CHRISTI MARINA
The Corpus Christi Marina was tested 40 times and 23 times, which is 57%, the results came back with unsafe water.
#8 SARGENT BEACH IN BAY CITY
Sargent beach was tested 40 times and 20 times, which is 50%, the results came back with unsafe water.
You can see the full Safe for Swimming report by clicking here.