Friday, July 27, 2018

Fecal Matters: Herb Beck Marina Beach is OPEN for Water Contact Recreation, Jefferson County

BEACH Program Update

Washington Beach Program
July 27, 2018, Jefferson County Public Health has re-opened Herb Beck Marina Beach to water recreation. Recent water sampling determined that fecal bacteria levels were low and safe for swimming.

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 about water quality at your beaches by keeping up with us on our blog Fecal Matters, on Facebook, or join our listserv.

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

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