Okaloosa parks pass hazardous water tests

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 01:48 PM.


FORT WALTON BEACH — No Okaloosa County parks have hazardous bathing water this week, the Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County stated.

On July 16, all 13 parks passed tests based onEPA-recommended enterococci standards, and only three, Marler Park on Okaloosa Island, Lincoln Park in Valparaiso, and Henderson Beach in Destin, earned "moderate" instead of "good" ratings.

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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