Friday, July 20, 2018

Fecal Matters: Herb Beck Marina Beach is CLOSED to Water Contact Recreation, Jefferson County

BEACH Program Update

July 20, 2018, Jefferson County Public Health issued a no water contact health advisory for Herb Beck Marina Beach in Jefferson County. The closure was issued due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. This beach is being re-sampled to determine if bacteria levels have decreased. The public is advised to avoid 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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Julianne Ruffner, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-407-6154 or for questions.

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