Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fecal Matters: Blue Ridge Community Beach Closed to Swimming, King County

BEACH Program Update

The Blue Ridge Community Beach in King County is closed to swimming as of April 14, 2015 due to a small sewage spill.  Seattle Public Utility will be sampling the beach to determine when it can be reopened.  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 debby.sargeant@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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