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Health Advisory Issued for Santa Rosa Sound

By FDOH-Escambia

October 08, 2017

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:

Santa Rosa Sound

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s (ECUA) reports that a power-failure related to Hurricane Nate has resulted in the release of an unknown amount of partially-treated effluent into the Santa Rosa Sound.

FDOH-Escambia advises against any water-related activities due to the potential for high bacteria levels.

In addition to the above alert, FDOH-Escambia wants to emphasize that inland surface waters may be affected with potentially high bacteria counts due to possible storm-related damage to area sewage or septic systems.

We will continue to collaborate with ECUA to monitor the situation until the advisory is rescinded.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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