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Health Advisory for Bruce Creek and Nearby Wetland Area, DeFuniak Springs

By Crystal Steele

September 25, 2019

September 24, 2019


health advisory for BRUCE CREEK AND



Contact:  Crystal Steele

(850) 892-8021

Walton County - Due to a raw sewage spill from a lift station malfunction, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is issuing an advisory for the following area in DeFuniak Springs:

  • Bruce Creek and nearby wetland area at 785 2nd Street South to Hill Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL

DOH-Walton advises against any water-related activities at the above location until bacteriological sampling reveals that the area is safe. Sewage from the spill may have contaminated this area.  Individuals, especially those with wounds and weakened immune systems, may be at risk of contracting a water-borne disease if they come into contact with these waters. DOH-Walton will advise the public when water samples confirm that there is no longer a threat to the public.

For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Walton County at (850) 892-8021.

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