Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fecal Matters: Swimming Advisory issued for Titlow Beach in Pierce County

BEACH Program Update

On January 15, 2015, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a swimming advisory for Titlow Beach in Pierce County. The Health Department is sampling Titlow Beach today and results will be available late 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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