WALTON COUNTY — Moderately high levels of enterococci have been reported at Blue Mountain Beach and Grayton Beach, according to the latest water quality testing results from the Florida Department of Health in Walton County.
Enterococci normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and can cause disease, infections or rashes, the release said. The presence of this bacteria is evidence of fecal pollution, which may come from storm runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage.
Water was also tested at Miramar Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Holly Street Beach, Eastern Lake Beach and Inlet Beach access. No problems were reported at these beach accesses.