Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fecal Matters: Water Contact Advisory at Hollywood Beach, Port Angeles, WA

BEACH Program Update

Yesterday, October 4, 2013, Clallam County Health & Human Services issued a water contact advisory at Hollywood Beach and all of Port Angeles Harbor. The public is warned to avoid water contact for the next seven days after heavy rains forced eight million gallons of stormwater and raw sewage to discharge into the harbor through a combined sewer overflow.

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

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