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Health Advisory Rescinded for Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

By FDOH-Escambia

October 06, 2015

PENSACOLA, FL – Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is rescinding the health advisory for the following beach in Escambia County, Florida:

Bayou Texar at Bayview Park

Follow-up sampling of the affected area indicates an adequate reduction in bacteria levels.

Health advisories remain in effect for the following beaches:

Bayou Grande, Navy Point - North of Sunset Avenue Bridge

Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park

FDOH-Escambia advises against any water-related activities at the above locations due to the potential for high bacteria levels.  The bacteriological sampling occurred during water quality monitoring activities and the level of bacteria has exceeded the level established by state guidelines.

We will continue to monitor the water quality in these areas and advise the public of our results.