High levels of bacteria in Martin County waters

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Ever since Hurricane Irma, the bacteria levels in water in Martin County have been high, specifically at Sandsprit Park and the Stuart Sandbar.

“It’s not really surprising when you have that kind of flush of water with the amount of rain that we got in a big pulse. […] The drain fields and septic systems don’t operate properly when they’re saturated […],” said Edie Widder, the Senior Scientist and CEO of the Ocean Research and Conservation Association also known as ORCA.

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