Monday, January 22, 2018

Fecal Matters: A No-Contact Advisory to Water Recreation for Dyes Inlet, Kitsap County

BEACH Program Update

On 1/22/2018, Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory for Dyes Inlet through Friday, January 26th due to a sewage spill reported by Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. The spill occurred in a tributary of Clear Creek which feeds into Dyes Inlet. This advisory includes Silverdale Waterfront Park and Anna Smith Park. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area.

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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