One park receives advisory for hazardous water

Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 18:25 PM.

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

An advisory has been issued for Clement Taylor Park of Destin, based on the enterococci standards recommended by the EPA. These areas present potential health risks to the bathing public.

The department tests weekly for enterococci, which indicates fecal pollution and comes from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage. Ratings are based on EPA standards.



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