Health Advisory for Bruce Creek and Nearby Wetland Area, DeFuniak Springs
September 25, 2019
September 24, 2019
health advisory for BRUCE CREEK AND
NEARBY WETLAND AREA, dEFUNIAK SPRINGS,
Contact: Crystal Steele
Walton County - Due to a raw sewage spill from a lift station malfunction, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is issuing an advisory for the following area in DeFuniak Springs:
- Bruce Creek and nearby wetland area at 785 2nd Street South to Hill Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL
DOH-Walton advises against any water-related activities at the above location until bacteriological sampling reveals that the area is safe. Sewage from the spill may have contaminated this area. Individuals, especially those with wounds and weakened immune systems, may be at risk of contracting a water-borne disease if they come into contact with these waters. DOH-Walton will advise the public when water samples confirm that there is no longer a threat to the public.
For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Walton County at (850) 892-8021.
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