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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Beach Sampling

Environmental Health

Coastal beach water samples are collected bi-weekly by the Florida Department of Health in Walton County from March 1 – October 31 and are analyzed for enterococci bacteria. High concentrations of these bacteria may indicate the presence of microorganisms that could cause disease, infections, or rashes. Environmental Public Health is responsible for issuing health advisories when these conditions are confirmed. All sample results are posted on the Florida Healthy Beaches Program website.