Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fecal Matters: Beach Closure at Jack Hyde Park and Dickman Mill Park, Tacoma, WA

BEACH Program Update

Today, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a beach closure at Jack Hyde Park and Dickman Mill Park, on Ruston Way in Tacoma, WA. Advisory signs were posted this morning due to sewage spill into Commencement Bay.

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 julie.lowe@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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