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Water Quality Health Advisory Issued for Bayous Chico, Grande; Advisory Continued for Bayou Texar; Advisory Rescinded for Sanders Beach

By FDOH-Escambia

April 16, 2019

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:

  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
  • Bayou Grande at Navy Point, North of Sunset Bridge

A health advisory remains in effect for the following location:

  • 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.

Due to an adequate reduction in bacteria levels, the health advisory has been rescinded for the following location:

  • Sanders Beach

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.


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