Effective immediately, in response to bacteriological sampling, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is rescinding the health alert for the following beaches in Escambia County, Florida:
- Bayou Texar at Bayview Park
- Sanders Beach
Follow-up sampling of the affected areas indicates an adequate reduction in bacteria levels. Health alerts remain in effect for the following beaches:
- Bayou Chico at Lakewood Park
- Bayou Grande, Navy Point – North of Sunset Avenue Bridge
FDOH-Escambia 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 these areas 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.