Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory Has Been Lifted for Port Ludlow Bay, Jefferson County, WA

BEACH Program Update

On July1, 2014, Jefferson County Public Health lifted the no contact advisory for Port Ludlow Bay.  Swimming and primary contact recreation are now permitted.

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 debby.sargeant@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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