Monday, July 18, 2016

Fecal Matters: Port Ludlow Bay CLOSED to Water Contact Recreation, Jefferson County

BEACH Program Update

On July 18, 2016, Jefferson County Public Health issued a "No Contact" health advisory for Port Ludlow Bay. This advisory was issued due to approximately 7,500 gallons of raw sewage that was discharged through an offshore outfall when a power surge disabled a control panel for a pump station. 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, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6139 or for questions.

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