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HEALTH ADVISORY Water Quality Advisory Issued for Bayou Chico

By FDOH-Escambia

October 03, 2019

Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health advisory for the following area in Escambia County, Florida:

  • Bayou Chico, including all access points

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) reports a force main break that resulted in the release of an unknown amount of untreated sewage into the above affected area.

Although the sewage release has been stopped, FDOH-Escambia advises against any water-related activities due to the potential for high bacteria levels.

We will continue to collaborate with ECUA to monitor the situation until the advisory is rescinded. For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County at 595-6700.

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