Friday, January 22, 2016

Fecal Matters: Alki beach closed to swimming, Seattle, King County

BEACH Program Update

On January 21, 2016, Alki Beach Park in Seattle, King County was CLOSED to swimming due to a sewage leak in the Alki beach area. Repair of the leak is in process and the beach will be sampled for bacteria levels.  This beach will remain closed to water contact recreation 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.

Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on Facebook, checking beach status on Coastal Atlas, or joining our listserv. Debby Sargeant is the BEACH Program Manager and is available at for questions.

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