Swimming advisory issued at Kill Devil Hills ocean site

There are 12 comments on the The Virginian-Pilot story from Aug 23, 2012, titled Swimming advisory issued at Kill Devil Hills ocean site. In it, The Virginian-Pilot reports that:

Test results indicate that bacteria levels in the water exceed state and Environmental Protection Agency recreational water quality standards, a news release from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

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Harry

Suffolk, VA

#1 Aug 24, 2012
Go figure, Avalon Pier area.
Cooter

Manteo, NC

#2 Aug 25, 2012
Pretty sure it's all the beaches as well as the sound side beaches. You see when it rains the drainage system goes directly into the ocean and sound waters.
When I say drainage also think "septic"
Wind and water currents play a role also as where the more dense sh&t is.(no pun intended)
Seasplasher

Marshall, NC

#3 Aug 25, 2012
What's different about the Avalon pier area?
dallas ward

Manteo, NC

#4 Aug 26, 2012
Seasplasher wrote:
What's different about the Avalon pier area?
the houses nearby all have septic tanks emptying right out into the ocean due to erosion
Seasplasher

Marshall, NC

#5 Aug 26, 2012
So I'm guessing awful arthurs is pretty gross, huh? Bet their fish has a twang to it!
Ryan Rhodes

Clayton, NC

#6 Aug 26, 2012
I think it's from all of the tourists using the bathroom in the ocean. Seriously, when I hang out at the bath house at the Colington road access, nobody goes in to actually use the bathroom.
Cooter

Manteo, NC

#7 Sep 1, 2012
Ryan Rhodes wrote:
I think it's from all of the tourists using the bathroom in the ocean. Seriously, when I hang out at the bath house at the Colington road access, nobody goes in to actually use the bathroom.
I have to agree with you on this, yesterday I was fishing in kdh and 4 females of various ages walk up right in front of where I am and the only hot one of the bunch walks into the water up to her hips while the others stayed on the beach waiting for her.She was in just long enough to piss. So obvious, so nasty.

I think its funny how they issue an advisory one day and lift it the next day, Yeah right.
However, I did not notice a baby ruth.
good grief

Clayton, NC

#8 Sep 1, 2012
you do realize that a lil piss in the ocean isn't going to pollute the water....
obxmadman

East Setauket, NY

#9 Sep 26, 2012
Septic does NOT empty into the ocean
we all have septic tanks with leaching fields or group operated sewage treatment plants, if you are
on the beach.

Only rain run off goes directly into the ocean.
Believe me I know, I own 2 houses there within 300
feet of the beach.
Balonia

Manteo, NC

#10 Sep 27, 2012
obxmadman wrote:
Septic does NOT empty into the ocean
we all have septic tanks with leaching fields or group operated sewage treatment plants, if you are
on the beach.
Only rain run off goes directly into the ocean.
Believe me I know, I own 2 houses there within 300
feet of the beach.
OK, they leach into the ocean. Riddle me this. If you put a turd and some water in a blender is the water safe to drink?
Eeew

Kill Devil Hills, NC

#11 Sep 27, 2012
It's from all those tourons and their dogs crapping in the water!
tourist

Manteo, NC

#12 Oct 1, 2012
eeew, i suppose you, and everyone in your family, have jobs that are in no way dependent upon the 'touron' industry?

Unless you can answer yes to that question then you are fairly hypocritical to use the word touron.

and Dallas Ward:
I got news for you, Avalon is not the only place where homes are on septic, its much easier down here to name places that are not on septic than ones that are.

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