Five parks fail water quality test

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Special to the Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 06:28 PM.

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County reported the latest water quality results.

The department conducts weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 13 sites. Water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria that inhabit humans and animals’s intestinal tract and which may cause human disease, infections or rashes.

This bacteria’s presence indicates fecal pollution that may come from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife, and human sewage.

Site ID  -  Location, Result, and Rating

SP-1  -  Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach, Fail, Poor

SP-2  -  Garniers Park, Fort Walton Beach, Fail, Poor

SP-3  -  Marler Park, Okaloosa Island , Pass, Moderate

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