Last updated: September 13, 2021
August 25, 2021
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has lifted an advisory to avoid swimming, water skiing and other direct water contact due to high bacteria levels found in water sample results at Londontown Community Beach (#5) on Arundel Road, which is in Edgewater, Maryland and on the South River. The beach is tested regularly during the summer as part of the Department’s recreational water quality sampling program. The advisory issued on August 20, 2021 was in effect until water samples showed bacteria levels to be at an acceptable level that meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standard. Samples collected on August 23 showed the bacterial level to be acceptable for direct water contact.
For more information on the lifting of this advisory, visit this website, or call the Water Quality Line, 410-222-7999. Subscribers to the Department’s Recreational Water Quality Email Alert System received an email notifying them the advisory was lifted. To sign up for the free e-alert system, visit AAHealth.org/health-alert. Water quality alerts can also be received via text messages on cellphones by following the Department on Twitter @AAHealth_water.
Preemptive Advisory: After rainfall of 1/2 inch or more, all Anne Arundel County beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for at least 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks. Do not swim in cloudy, murky water.