Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fecal Matters: Swim Advisory issued for Lowman Park Beach, King County

BEACH Program Update

On January 22, 2015, King County issued a swim advisory for Lowman Park beach.  A small volume of wastewater overflowed to Puget Sound near the beach.  The County sampled Lowman beach today, and results will be available tomorrow afternoon.  The advisory is in effect until water samples show water is clean.

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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