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Morrison Springs Sampling

By Crystal Steele

September 05, 2019

Septemer 5, 2019
MORRISON SPRINGS
~No Advisory~
Contact:
Crystal Steele
Crystal.Steele@flhealth.gov
850-892-8021
DeFuniak Springs, Fla - Water samples collected at Morrison Springs on September 3, 2019 tested within the normal range. Sample result average is 10 Enterococci CFU/100 mL. We will continue to monitor the water quality in this area monthly an d routinely advise the public of our results. For more information, contact the FDOH in Walton County at 850-892-8021.


The Florida Department of Health in Walton County monitors monthly water samples submitted by public bathing places during their operation season. The water samples are being analyzed for enteric bacteria (fecal coliform enterococci or E. coli) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and warm- blooded animals, and indicate the presence of pathogens which may cause swimming related diseases including gastrointestinal disease, ear and eye ailments, and skin rashes and infections. The presence of fecal indicator bacteria is an indication of fecal pollution, which may come from storm water runoff, domestic pets, wildlife, and human waste (sewage).
Sampling is also conducted by other county health departments at marine beaches and results can be found at Department of Health's Beach Water Quality website at
www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality/index.html.
For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (850) 892-8021.
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