High bacteria levels in ocean near Pismo pier

County public health officials have posted advisories on the beach immediately south of the Pismo Beach pier warning of high bacteria levels in the water.

A weekly sample taken at the beach Tuesday showed unhealthy levels of one of three types of bacteria, said Liberty Amundson, a county public health specialist.

Warning signs were posted Wednesday afternoon and another water sample was taken for testing. The signs will remain up until a sample comes back clean.

The beach near the pier regularly fails water quality tests throughout the year.

– David Sneed