Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fecal Matters: 7-day swimming closure of all Eagle Harbor Beaches, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co. WA.

BEACH Program Update

On February 19, 2014, the Kitsap County Health Department closed all beaches to swimming in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island for 7-days.  The swimming closure was issued in response to a sewer line sewage spill. The public is to have no contact with the water until February 26, 2014.

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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Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or for questions.

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