SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Friday the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a water contact advisory for Edgewater Beach in Biloxi from DeBuys Road east to Edgewater Avenue. That is in addition to five other water contact advisories in Gulfport and Pass Christian that remain in effect.
Earlier in the week MDEQ issued water warnings for: Gulfport West Beach from Marie Avenue to Camp Avenue, Gulfport Central Beach from Alfonso Drive to Arkansas Avenue, East Courthouse Road Beach from Courthouse Road to Tegarden Road, Pass Christian West Beach from Fort Henry Avenue east to Elliot Street, and Pass Christian East Beach from Espy Avenue east to Hayden Avenue.
MDEQ warns if you swim in these parts of the Mississippi Sound, the current high bacteria levels mean you have a higher chance of getting sick.
MDEQ will lift the advisories when water samples show that levels are safe for human contact again.