Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fecal Matters: Clallam Bay CLOSED to water contact recreation, Clallam County

BEACH Program Update

On November 17, 2015 Clallam County Health Department issued a "No Water Contact" health advisory for Clallam Bay in Clallam County.  Due to heavy rains the sewage treatment plant is discharging sewage to Clallam Bay.  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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