Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fecal Matters: Sinclair Inlet and Port Washington Narrows up to Lions Field are CLOSED to water contact recreation, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

August 15, 2018, Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory for Sinclair Inlet and Port Washington Narrows up to Lions Field. This advisory is due to a sewage spill at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton and will remain in effect through Tuesday, August 21. Signs have been posted at affected areas and the public is advised to avoid contact with the water in those areas.

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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