Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Fecal Matters: Herb Beck Marina is open for water contact recreation, Jefferson County

BEACH Program Update

Good News! Jefferson County Health Department has lifted the no-contact advisory at Herb Beck Marina in Quilcene. Analysis of water samples collected recently found bacteria levels were low and safe for water contact.

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 julianne.ruffner@ecy.wa.gov for questions.

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