Monday, February 24, 2014

Fecal Matters: Swimming Closure for North Beach County Park, Port Townsend, Jefferson Co. WA.

BEACH Program Update

On February 24, 2014, Jefferson County Environmental Health Department issued a swimming closure for North Beach County Park beach. The closure is due to an intermittent leak of treated sewage. The County has posted warning 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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