All Okaloosa beach monitoring sites pass water quality tests

Water quality
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Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 06:25 PM.

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

Lincoln Park , Valparaiso; Poquito Park , Shalimar; Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park , Niceville; Liza Jackson Park and Garniers Park , Fort Walton Beach; Gulf Islands National Seashore, East Pass, Emerald Promenade, Marler Park and Wayside Park , Okaloosa Island; and Clement E. Taylor Park, Henderson Beach and James Lee Park, Destin, passed 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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