Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fecal Matters: No contact advisory issued for Cap Sante marina area and beaches, Anacortes, Skagit County

BEACH Program Update

On February 15, 2016, a water contact closure was issued for the Cap Sante marina and park area beaches due to a sewage overflow.  Bacteria water sampling will occur on February 16.  The Cap Sante beaches will remain closed to water contact recreation until bacteria levels have dropped.      

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 dsar461@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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