Four Okaloosa parks receive advisories for hazardous water

Water quality
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Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 05:40 PM.

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

On March 31,  Garniers Park , Fort Walton Beach; Gulf Islands National Seashore and Marler Park, Okaloosa Island; Clement E. Taylor Park, Destin 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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