Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fecal Matters: No contact advisory issued for Elliot Bay Trail beach, Seattle, King County

BEACH Program Update

On May 22, 2016 Seattle Public Utility posted a no contact advisory for the Elliot Bay Trail beach near Pier 91 in King County.  The no contact advisory was issued due to a sewage spill near Pier 91.  The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in this area until water sample results show bacteria levels are not harmful.  

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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