Ventura County

Rincon Beach fails to meet ocean water quality standards for bacteria

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - The Ocean Water Quality Monitoring Program found water at a Ventura County beach failing to meet state standard for bacteria in a report released Wednesday afternoon. 

Results indicate ocean water quality at Rincon Beach failing to meet state standards for bacteria. 

The samples they tested were collected this week.

Warning signs are currently posted at the beach. 

Officials say contact with ocean water should be avoided for a minimum of 50 yards on either side of each posted sign. 

Warning signs will remain posted until the ocean water meets state standards. 

All items that may have come in contact with the ocean water should be avoided as well. If contact occurs, wash thoroughly with soap and water. 

Any shellfish on or from Ventura County beaches may have been exposed and should not be eaten. 

Ocean Water Quality Monitoring Program staff will continue with weekly bacteriological sampling of Ventura County beaches. 

Results for specific beaches are also available on the Environmental Health Division hotline at 805-662-6555 and on the Ocean Water Program website. 

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