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

By Crystal Steele

July 18, 2020

July 18, 2019
HEALTH ADVISORY FOR JUNIPER CREEK AND
NEARBY WETLAND AREA, DEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
Contact: Crystal Steele
Crystal.Steele@flhealth.gov
(850) 892-8021
Walton County - Due to a treated wastewater spill, the Florida Department of Health in Walton
County (DOH-Walton) is issuing a health advisory for the following area in DeFuniak Springs:
Juniper Creek and nearby wetland area at Old Landfill Road to Hwy 83,
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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