6 Okaloosa parks receive advisories for hazardous water

Water quality
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Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — Six Okaloosa County parks may have potentially hazardous bathing water, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated this week.

On Tuesday, Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach; Lincoln Park, Valparaiso; Clement E. Taylor Park and James Lee Park, Destin; Emerald Promenade, Okaloosa Island; and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards.

Enteric bacteria’s presence indicates fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.

Call 689-7859 or 833-9247 for more information. 

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