Six parks receive advisories for hazardous water

Water quality
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Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 01:04 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 July 21, Liza Jackson and Garniers Parks, Fort Walton Beach; Marler Park, Okaloosa Island; Poquito Park, Shalimar; Lincoln Park, Valparaiso; and Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville, failed tests based onEPA-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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