Health Officials Rescind Alert For Escambia Surface Waters

October 5, 2019

The all clear has been given for surface waters in Escambia County.

In response to recent water testing conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is rescinding the Health Alert for the potential presence of cyanotoxins in surface waters of Escambia County.

DEP results showed no detection levels of the cyanotoxin called Microcystin in Eleven Mile Creek downstream of the Mobile Highway Bridge. Cyanotoxins are toxins that can be produced by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).

A health alert had been issued for the county’s surface waters last week for the potential presence of cyanotoxins.


5 Responses to “Health Officials Rescind Alert For Escambia Surface Waters”

  1. Sandy on October 6th, 2019 10:36 am

    I bet those making the claims that it’s “all clear” wouldn’t take their families and pets down there. Results are easily scrubbed when someone’s getting paid off.

  2. Noah on October 5th, 2019 9:37 pm

    Found some of that allege behind my house in the creak

  3. David Huie Green on October 5th, 2019 12:34 pm

    “The odor of the creek is not as bad but the color of the water remains different.”

    Fresh water flows into it and out of it every second. Any water soluble pollutants should head downstream. The color looks about right to me. There should be some tint from water percolating through dead leaves.

    The creek used to be the papermill’s ditch. It’s impressive how much it has improved.

    David for clean water

  4. ensley boy on October 5th, 2019 9:01 am

    I do not see how eleven mile creek could ever pass a water test. That creek has had issues for decades.Years ago the smell from the creek was offensive to say the least. The odor of the creek is not as bad but the color of the water remains different.

  5. EMD on October 5th, 2019 8:37 am

    Still not letting my dogs go near the water.

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