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Panama City Water Advisories Rescinded

September 03, 2019

Panama City, Fla. –An advisory for St. Andrews Bay near Massalina Bayou is rescinded after results of sampling at three locations indicated levels are now safe. Saturday, the City of Panama City tested the water at the Johnson Bayou Bridge, the storm drain discharges west of West 4th Street and West Government Street, and at the Panama City Marina Boat Ramp. The advisory was issued on Friday following 4,500 gallons of raw sewage that was released due to a broken air release cap on a force main.


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is suspending two previous advisories. The first was for Watson Bayou where approximately 1,500 gallons of untreated sewage entered a storm drain that flowed into the bayou. That advisory was released August 9 and is now suspended. The second was for Johnson Bayou where Panama City reported a release of 5,100 gallons of raw sewage due to a lift station malfunction. This advisory is now suspended and was originally released on August 13.


For more information, contact the Bay CHD’s Environmental Health at 850-481-4806 or visit


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