Four advisories issued for hazardous water

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 02:58 PM.

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

On March 5, Liza Jackson  and Garniers Parks in Fort Walton Beach, Poquito Park in Shalimar and Gulf Islands National Seashore on Okaloosa Island failed tests based onEPA-recommended enterococci standards.

Enteric bacteria’s presence indicates fecal pollution from stormwater runoff, pets and wildlife or human sewage.

For more information call689-7859 or 833-9247.

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