NEWPORT NEWS -- Another swimming advisory has been issued for Hilton Beach in Newport News. This is the third one since Memorial Day.
In the past the advisories were usually issued after there was a lot of rain causing the bacteria level in the James River to spike.
That isn't believed to be the case this time. Jerry Hagy with the Peninsula Health District said the city recently flushed a lot of storm drains in the area.
Water samples after that found bacteria levels exceeding the state water quality standards.
Since this is has been an recurring issue, Hagy said the city and the Hampton Roads Sanitation District want to get to the root of the problem. "We need to know if the problem if from animal waste or human," Hagy noted.