Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Appletree Cove, Kitsap County

BEACH program update

Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Appletree Cove due to a 6,100 gallon sewage spill. Affected areas are Appletree Cove, Carpenter Creek estuary, and the Kingston ferry terminal vicinity. 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 Tuesday, Nov. 12. 

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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