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Water Quality Health Advisories Issued for Bayous Grande and Chico; Advisory Remains in Effect for Bayou Texar

By FDOH-Escambia

August 01, 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 Grande at Navy Point, North of Sunset Avenue Bridge
  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood 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.

A health advisory remains in effect for the following location:

  • Bayou Texar at Bayview Park 

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

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