Friday, August 30, 2013

Fecal Matters: Beach Closures at Howarth Park, Jetty Island Park and Pigeon Creek Park in Everett, WA

BEACH Program Update

On August 29, 2013, heavy rains caused combined sewer overflows (CSO) and a nearby sewage failure resulting in beach closures near Everett, WA. CSOs are a diluted mixture of untreated sewage and stormwater. The City of Everett's Public Works Department responded immediately posting swimming advisory signs at the following saltwater beaches: Howarth Park, Pigeon Creek Park and Jetty Island Park.

For more information, please contact the City of Everett dispatch line (425) 257-8821.

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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