Health advisory issued for Bayshore Drive area in the Choctawhatchee Bay

October 11, 2017

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – Due to a sewage spill, the Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) is issuing a health advisory for the Bayshore Drive and surrounding areas in the Choctawhatchee Bay.  This health advisory is also issued for the unnamed lake off Forest Shore Drive.

DOH-Walton advises against any water-related activities at the above location until bacteriological sampling reveals that the area is safe.  Sewage from the spill may have contaminated this area.  Individuals, especially those with wounds and weakened immune systems, may be at risk of contracting a water-borne disease if they come into contact with these waters. DOH-Walton will advise the public when water samples confirm that there is no longer a threat to the public.

For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Walton County at (850) 892-8021.