Friday, February 28, 2014

Fecal Matters: Beach reopened for swimming at Ruston Way Waterfront, City of Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA.

BEACH Program Update

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted the swimming advisory for Ruston Way Waterfront near Les Davis Pier. Bacteria sources were corrected, and subsequent bacteria testing showed that water quality improved.  The Health Department has removed the no contact advisory signs.

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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