Swim advisory lifted for Hilton Park Beach

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A swimming advisory for Hilton Beach in Newport News has been lifted after test results met the state water quality standards for recreational waters.

The swim advisory had been issued Wednesday after the Peninsula Health District collected samples that showed bacteria levels in the water exceeded quality standards.

However, after a re-sampling test the samples showed no threat to health.

Residents are reminded to observe the following guidelines as they enjoy the summer swimming season:

• Do not swim in water that looks stagnant, muddy, or smells unpleasant.

• Avoid swallowing river, stream, lake or other recreational water.

• Prevent direct contact between broken skin and recreational water.

• Avoid swimming in natural water bodies (rivers, streams, lakes, etc.) for several days after a heavy rainfall.

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