Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fecal Matters: Silverdale Waterfront Park, Lions Field, and Evergreen Park beaches OPEN to Swimming, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

On August 11, 2015, Kitsap Public Health reopened beaches in Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows for water contact recreation. Water samples taken August 10 show that levels of bacteria in the water have returned to safe levels.

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: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/

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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