Friday, December 20, 2019

Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Saltwater State Park, King County

BEACH program update

Seattle and King County Public Health has issued a no-contact advisory to water contact at Saltwater State Park. Heavy rains caused a sewage spill at the Midway Sewer District that has discharged near the park. Signs have been posted at the park notifying the public.

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.

Stay updated on water quality at your beaches by following our Fecal Matters blog posts, connecting on Facebook, or joining our listserv.

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

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