Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fecal Matters: No Contact Advisory for Joel Pritchard Park and Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island, WA

BEACH Program Update

On August 31, 2013, the Kitsap Public Health District issued a no contact advisory at Joel Pritchard Park and Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park on Bainbridge Island. The advisory was issued due to a nearby sewer line break. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water 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.

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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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