Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fecal Matters: Beach Closure near the Fauntleroy-Southworth Ferry Terminal in Seattle

BEACH Program Update

On June 3, 2012, Seattle-King County Public Health closed the beach area around the Fauntleroy-Southworth Ferry Terminal in the Fauntleroy neighborhood in Seattle. The beach area was closed because of a sewage overflow at a nearby outfall.  The County is actively testing the water quality in Fauntleroy Cove.

Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv. Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6543 or for questions.

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