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Health Advisories Issued for Bayous Chico and Texar

By FDOH-Escambia

April 10, 2018

Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is issuing health advisories for the following locations in Escambia County, Florida:

  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
  • Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

The bacteriological sampling occurred during water quality monitoring activities, and the level of bacteria has exceeded the level established by state guidelines. The department advises against any water-related activities at the above locations due to the potential for high bacteria levels. 

We will continue to monitor the water quality in the area and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact our Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit www.EscambiaHealth.com.

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