Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fecal Matters: Beach Closure at Richey Viewpoint Beach, West Seattle

BEACH Program Update

Today, October 31, 2012, Seattle-King County Public Health closed the beach at Richey Viewpoint in West Seattle because of a sewage overflow at a nearby wastewater treatment plant pump station. The County is actively testing the water quality in this area.

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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