Imperial beach
Imperial Beach. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

County officials declared parts of the shoreline at Imperial Beach safe for recreational use Saturday after closure due to sewage contamination.

“Testing confirms water quality along the Imperial Beach shoreline meets state health standards following recent sewage impacts,” the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health and Quality announced Saturday afternoon.

The lifting of the closure included the beach from the south end of Seacoast Drive through Carnation Avenue in Imperial Beach.

The southernmost part of the shore will remain closed, however, according to George Fay, department spokesman.

“The ocean shoreline from the International Border to the south end of Seacoast Drive will remain closed until sampling confirms these areas are also safe for water contact,” officials said in a statement.

– Staff and wire reports