Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fecal Matters: Closure issued to Eagle Harbor swimming beaches, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, WA

BEACH Program Update

On August 10, 2014, Kitsap County Public Health issued a closure to swimming beaches in Eagle Harbor due to a sewage spill caused by a force main break. 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.

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 for questions.

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