Fecal Matters: A No-contact advisory for Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, King County

Public Health Seattle & King County has issued a no-contact advisory at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in King County. This advisory is due to sewer overflows that occurred as a result of a heavy rainstorm. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area until further notice.

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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Laura Hermanson, our BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-480-4868 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions.