Health Advisories Issued for Inland Waters in Escambia County, Florida
September 05, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, due to a sewage overflow, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing the health advisory for the following body of water in Escambia County, Florida:
We will continue to monitor this situation and advise the public accordingly.
Due to the impact of Tropical Storm Gordon on Escambia County, Florida, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) has issued a health advisory for the following inland marine bathing areas:
Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
Bayou Grande at Navy Point Park
Big Lagoon State Park
Quiet Water Beach
FDOH-Escambia advises against engaging in 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 these areas and advise the public of our results. For more information, view the attached Flood Information Sheet, or contact the FDOH-Escambia Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700.
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