Part of St. Andrews Bay under advisory after raw sewage spill
Part of St. Andrews Bay is under a health advisory after a raw sewage spill.
Bay County Health Department officials say Panama City is reporting a spill of 100 gallons of raw sewage. They say it was caused by a ruptured hose at a force main at 4th Street and Government Street.
Health Department officials say clean up actions are complete.
An advisory has been set for the area of St. Andrews Bay from the boat ramp at the Panama City Marina to East Beach Drive. The water will be tested and once results show the water is safe, the advisory will be lifted.
Health officials say swimming in the water could expose people to intestinal viruses, bacteria, and parasites. It could cause symptoms like food poisoning.