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Health Advisory Updates Water Quality Health Advisory Continued for Inland Waters; Advisory Rescinded for Coastal Waters

By FDOH-Escambia

September 30, 2020

Pensacola, Fla. – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is continuing a health advisory for all inland waters due to lingering effects from Hurricane Sally, including the following locations in Escambia County, Florida:

  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
  • Sanders Beach
  • 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 for all inland waters, including 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Due to an adequate reduction in bacteria levels, the health advisory has been rescinded for all coastal waters, including the following locations:

  • Quietwater Beach
  • County Park West
  • County Park East
  • Casino Beach
  • Perdido Key State Park 

FDOH-Escambia 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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