ADVISORY FOR ST. ANDREWS BAY NEAR PANAMA CITY YACHT CLUB LIFTED
September 25, 2019
Test results show bacteria levels are now acceptable
Panama City, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Bay County, DOH-Bay, is rescinding the advisory for St. Andrews Bay from Bunkers Point (E Beach Drive and Cherry Street) to Sudduth Point (Sudduth Avenue). Testing from the City of Panama City shows the levels are now safe. The original advisory was put in place on September 16 due to a raw sewage leak from a lift station malfunction.
Sewage contamination of water can expose swimmers to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Swimming in the water may cause symptoms like food poisoning with vomiting and diarrhea. Infection is possible in open cuts and wounds that come in contact with the water.
For more information, contact the DOH-Bay’s Environmental Health at 850-481-4806 or visit Bay.FloridaHealth.gov.
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