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Health Advisory Updates for Bayous Grande, Texar and Chico

By FDOH-Escambia

October 03, 2017

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

  •  Bayou Grande at Navy Point North

The bacteriological sampling occurred during water quality monitoring activities, and the level of bacteria has exceeded the level established by state guidelines. FDOH-Escambia advises against any water-related activities at the above location due to the potential for high bacteria levels.
FDOH-Escambia is rescinding the health advisory for the following location due to an adequate reduction in bacteria levels:

  •  Bayou Texar at Bayview Park Pier

A health advisory remains in effect for the following location:

  •  Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park

We will continue to monitor the water quality in the area and advise the public of our results. For more information, contact FDOH-Escambia’s Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 or visit


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