Friday, July 10, 2015

Fecal Matters: Browns Point Lighthouse Park Beach is CLOSED to Swimming, Pierce County

BEACH Program Update

On July 10, 2015, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department closed Browns Point Lighthouse Park beach to swimming due to high fecal bacterial counts. The public is advised to have no contact with the water until further notice. This advisory is in effect until water samples show that the 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.

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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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