Friday, July 24, 2015

Fecal Matters: Owen Beach/Point Defiance Park OPEN for Swimming, Pierce County

BEACH Program Update

On July 24, 2015, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted the advisory for Owen Beach/Point Defiance Park and reopened the beach for water contact recreation.

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.

Visit the BEACH website to find the latest results for these and other saltwater beaches:

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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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