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SEWAGE SPILL WATSON BAYOU

By Heather Kretzer

August 09, 2016

SEWAGE SPILL WATSON BAYOU 


August 9, 2016

SEWAGE SPILL WATSON BAYOU
Approximately 1500 gallons of untreated sewage entered a storm drain that flows into Watson Bayou

Contact:
Heather Kretzer
850-872-4455, ext. 1344
heather.kretzer@flhealth.gov

Panama City, Fla. – The City of Panama City reports a release of approximately 1500 gallons of raw sewage from a lift station at 1215 Palo Alto Avenue North due to a power outage. The sewage entered a storm drain which empties into Watson Bayou.    

Sewage contamination of water can expose bathers to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites.

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County advises against swimming in Watson Bayou between 10th Street and Business Highway 98 until further notice.

For more information, you may contact the Florida Department of Health in Bay County at (850) 872-4455.

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