FAQs About Texas Beach Watch

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  • What is Texas Beach Watch?

  • What is enterococcus and how does it get into the Gulf?

  • When is a Texas Beach Watch advisory issued?

  • How often are Galveston County sites tested?

  • How long do Texas Beach Watch advisories last?

  • How do I know if a beach is under a Texas Beach Watch advisory?

  • Should I swim at a beach that’s under Texas Beach Watch advisory?

  • What is Vibrio vulnificus “flesh-eating” bacteria?

  • Is it safe to go to the beach?