Friday, August 15, 2014

Fecal Matters: Irondale Beach CLOSED to swimming, Jefferson Co, WA

BEACH Program Update

On August 15, 2014, Jefferson County changed the swimming recommendation for Irondale Park beach from a swimming advisory to a swimming closure due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water.  Jefferson County staff will be resampling the beach on Monday, August 18th.  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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