Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fecal Matters: No Contact Advisory for Les Davis Pier on Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA

BEACH Program Update

On June 12, 2013, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a no contact advisory for Les Davis Pier on Ruston Way in Tacoma, WA. The closure was issued due to high fecal bacteria counts in the water. The public is warned not to make contact with the water until further notice. The Health Department is working with the City of Tacoma to find the source.

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 for questions.

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