Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fecal Matters: Arness County Park and Kingston Marina are CLOSED to Water Contact Recreation, Kitsap County

BEACH program update

Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory for Appletree Cove from Arness County park to Kingston Marina on Nov. 14, 2018. This advisory is due to a 5,000 gallon sewage spill and will remain in effect through Saturday, Nov. 17. Signs have been posted at affected areas and the public is advised to avoid contact with the water in those areas.

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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