Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for a portion of Port Washington Narrows, Kitsap County

BEACH program update

Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for the east shore of the Port Washington Narrows, between the Warren Avenue Bridge and Manette Bridge. This is due to a 1,500 to 2,000 gallon sewage spill from Seaglass Village Apartments. Signs have been posted at public access points and the public is advised to avoid contact with the water in those areas. This advisory will remain in effect through Sunday, July 21. 

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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