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Advisory Issued for Sanders Beach; Advisories Remain in Effect for Bayous Grande, Chico and Texar

By FDOH-Escambia

September 26, 2018

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

  • Sanders Beach

Health advisories remain in effect for the following locations:

  • Bayou Grande at Navy Point, North of Sunset Avenue Bridge
  • 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.

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 the Florida Healthy Beaches website by clicking this link.

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