Monday, February 4, 2019

Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for the southern shoreline of Bainbridge Island

BEACH program update

Red shading at southern end of Bainbridge Island shows area to avoid contact.Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for the southern shoreline of Bainbridge Island due to a 2,100 gallon sewage spill. The public is advised to avoid swimming, wading, or other types of water recreation. This advisory is in effect Feb. 3 - 10, 2019. 

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 on water quality at your beaches by following our Fecal Matters blog posts, connecting on Facebook, or joining our listserv.

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

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