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Health Advisory issued for Spring Lake beach

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) - The Ottawa County Health Department says they have observed elevated E. coli bacteria levels at the Lakeside Beach in Spring Lake and have issued a Public Health Advisory. The results were from a Wednesday test.  

Additional samples will be collected next week. 

The Health Department recommends that if you do choose to swim, you should:

•Avoid getting lake water in the mouth
•Have young children wear clean swim diapers
•Make sure children use restrooms before swimming
•Do not let sick people swim
•Wash your hands after being in the water or touching the sand
•Do not swim if the water looks or smells polluted
•Avoid swimming after a heavy rainfall
•Do not feed the seagulls
•Do not litter
•Shower when you get home

For more info on beach safety and water quality, go to www.MiOttawa.org/Beachwatch  .