BEACH Program Update
On April 18, 2014, Tacoma Pierce County Health Department lifted the no contact advisory for Owen Beach/Point Defiance Park. The previous swimming closure was posted on April 16, 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.
Visit the BEACH website to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/
Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv.
Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6139 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.