Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fecal Matters: Water contact advisory issued for Pomeroy Park-Manchester Beach, Kitsap County

Kitsap Public Health District issued an advisory to avoid water contact at Pomeroy Park-Manchester Beach Park. This advisory is due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. Signs have been posted at the beach to warn the public. This beach will be re-sampled next week to see if bacterial levels have dropped to safe levels.

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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