Two parks receive advisories for hazardous water

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 03:16 PM.

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

Advisories have been issued for Liza Jackson Park of Fort Walton Beach and East Pass 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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