Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fecal Matters: Beaches around Cap Sante Marina CLOSED to water contact recreation, Anacortes, Skagit County

BEACH Program Update

On November 17, 2015 Skagit County Public Health Department issued a "No Water Contact" health advisory for beaches around Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes.  Due to heavy rains a manhole cover is discharging sewage to the area around the marina.  The public is advised to avoid any 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.

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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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