High levels of fecal matter found at some Texas beaches this week
PADRE ISLAND, Texas -- The latest bacteria tests are in for the coast, just in time for Spring Break.
According to Texas Beach Watch, high levels of fecal bacteria were found at several spots Thursday, including pier Seawall 6 on Padre Island.
The Texas Beach Watch program monitors selected Texas recreational beaches and when Enterococcus bacteria levels in the water exceed the acceptable standards established by the EPA, the Texas General Land Office works with local governments to issue advisories warning the public not to swim in affected waters.
Water samples are collected and tested at selected recreational beaches along the Texas coast in Aransas, Brazoria, Cameron, Galveston, Harris, and Jefferson, Matagorda, Nueces and San Patricio counties.