Friday, January 22, 2016

Fecal Matters: Holman Beach CLOSED to water contact recreation, Long Beach, Pacific County

BEACH Program Update

On January 22, 2016, an emergency closure was issued for water contact recreation and shellfish harvest at Holman Beach, near Long Beach in Pacific County.  This beach is closed due to discharge of partially treated sewage.  The sewage treatment plant was overloaded due to heavy rains.  This beach will be sampled for bacteria levels, and 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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