Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fecal Matters: Pomeroy Park-Manchester Beach CLOSED to Swimming, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

On July 24, 2014, Kitsap County Health Department closed Pomeroy Park-Manchester Beach to water recreation due to a sewage spill from a failing lift station nearby. The public is to have no contact with the water until further notice.

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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