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By Heather Kretzer

August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016

Approximately 25000 gallons of untreated sewage entered a canal that flows into Grand Lagoon

Heather Kretzer
850-872-4455, ext. 1344

Panama City, Fla. – The City of Panama City Beach reports a release of approximately 25000 gallons of raw sewage from a manhole into a canal near the 1100 block of Redfish Circle. The canal empties into the north side of Grand Lagoon.    

Sewage contamination of water can expose bathers to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County advises against swimming in the canal and Grand Lagoon between Finisterre Drive and Weakfish Drive until further notice.

For more information, you may contact the Florida Department of Health in Bay County at (850) 872-4455.

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