Florida Department of Health: Withlacoochee and Suwannee River Meet Water Quality Standards

| April 24, 2014

Sewer-Trap TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Health has lifted its precautionary health advisory issued on April 18 after the City of Valdosta reported a wastewater spill caused by manhole overflow made up of a combination of storm water and untreated sewage which spilled into the Withlacoochee River. The Withlacoochee flows south and connects with the Suwannee River.

Recent river water samples taken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection indicate the river water meets surface water quality standards ensuring the public they may resume water-related activities.

The Florida Department of Health protects, promotes and improves the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Source: Florida Department of Health

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