Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fecal Matters: Beach Closure at Lincoln Park in Seattle

BEACH Program Update

On March 2, 2013, the Seattle-King County Public Health District issued a beach closure at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The closure was issued due to an overflow at a nearby sewer pump station. Crews responded immediately to stop the leak. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water. The utility is following up with water quality sampling.

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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Christopher Clinton is the interim BEACH Program Manager and is available at 360-407-6154 or christopher.clinton@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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