Friday, September 2, 2016

Fecal Matters: 24 hour swim closure issued for Chambers Creek Regional Park beach, Pierce County

BEACH Program Update

On September 2, 2016, Tacoma Pierce County Health Department recommended people keep out of the water at Chambers Creek Regional Park Beach. There was a spill this morning of treated but only partially disinfected sewage. The swim closure is in effect for 24 hours, until September 3, 2016.

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 360-407-6775 or for questions.

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