Friday, December 20, 2019

Fecal Matters: Update to the no-contact advisory issued for Port Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet, Kitsap County

BEACH program update

12/24/2019 Update: Kitsap Public Health District extended the no-contact advisory in Port Washington Narrows to Dec. 31 and expanded the affected area to include Dyes Inlet. This is due to an additional sewage spill of approximately 6,000 gallons.

Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Port Washington Narrows due to sewage spill caused by heavy rains of more than 15,000 gallons. Signs have been posted at public access points and the public is advised to avoid contact with the water in those areas. This advisory will remain in effect through Thursday, Dec. 26.

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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