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Withlacoochee and Suwannee River Water Meets Water Quality Standards

By Florida Department of Health, Office of Communications

August 30, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2013

Contact: Communications Office
(850) 245-4111

STATEMENT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: WITHLACOOCHEE AND SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MEETS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health has lifted its precautionary health advisory issued on August 28 after the City of Valdosta reported a wastewater plant overflow 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 (DEP) indicate the river water meets surface water quality standards.

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