BEACH Program Update
Snohomish County - On August 31, 2013 the City of Everett's Public Works Department removed swimming advisory signs at Jetty Island Park. Advisory signs were previously posted on August 29, 2013, due to a combined sewer overflow (CSO) caused by heavy rains. Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek remain closed to swimming until further notice.
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.
Visit the BEACH web site to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.