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Health Advisory Updates for Local Waters

By FDOH-Escambia

October 13, 2017

Pensacola, Fla. – 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 location in Escambia County, Florida:

  • Big Lagoon State Park
  • Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
  • Quietwater Beach
  • Santa Rosa Sound

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

A health advisory remains in effect for the following location:

  • Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
  • Bayou Grande – Navy Point North of the Sunset Avenue Bridge
  • Sanders Beach

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


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