Monday, August 29, 2016

Fecal Matters: North end of Dyes Inlet CLOSED to swimming, including Silverdale Waterfront Park, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

On August 29, 2016, Kitsap Public Health District issued a five day no-contact advisory for the north end of Dyes Inlet, including Silverdale Waterfront Park beach.  The no-contact advisory was issued due to a 1000 gallon sewage spill. The advisory will remain in effect until Friday, September 2. The public is advised to avoid any contact with the water in this area until then.

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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Julianne Ruffner is available at 360-480-4868 or for questions.

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