In response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has issued health advisories for the following beaches in Escambia County, Florida: Bayou Texar at Bayview Park, Bayou Grande at Navy Point Park – North of Sunset Avenue Bridge, and Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park.
The health department advises against any water-related activities at the above locations due to the potential for high bacteria levels. The bacteriological sampling occurred during water quality monitoring activities and the level of bacteria has exceeded the level established by state guidelines.
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 www.EscambiaHealth.com.