Friday, August 8, 2014

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory Issued for Allyn Waterfront Park beach, Allyn, WA.

BEACH Program Update

On August 8, 2014, Mason County Health Department issued a swimming advisory for Allyn Waterfront Park beach, Allyn, WA.  The advisory was issued due to high fecal bacteria in the water.  This beach will be resampled on August 11, 2014 to determine if water quality has improved.

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 Facebook, checking beach status on Coastal Atlas, or joining our listserv. Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at for questions.

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