Friday, August 30, 2013

Fecal Matters: Beach Closed at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park in Snohomish County

BEACH Program Update

Mukilteo, WA- On August 30, 2013, the BEACH Program issued a beach closure at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. The closure was issued due to high levels of bacteria in the marine water from a nearby stormwater pipe discharge.

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.

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Julie Lowe is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6543 or for questions.

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