Monday, February 6, 2017

Fecal Matters: Port Washington Narrows and Sinclair Inlet are CLOSED to Water Recreation, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

On 2/6/2017, Kitsap Public Health District issued a "no-contact" advisory for Port Washington Narrows and Sinclair Inlet due to a 23,000 gallon combined sewer overflow (CSO) that occurred when pumps failed to turn on during a power surge. The no-contact advisory will be in place through February 16th. Signs are being posted at public access points including Lions Field. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area.

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, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6154 or for questions.

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