Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fecal Matters: Swimming Closure Issued for Ravine Creek, and Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Co.

BEACH Program Update

On October 7, 2014, Kitsap County Health District issued a no contact advisory for Ravine Creek and Eagle Harbor Waterfront Park, on Bainbridge Island.  The closure is due to a sewer spill into Ravine Creek.  Bacteria sampling showed high bacteria levels at the mouth of the creek that flows to Eagle Harbor. 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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