Fecal Matters: Health advisory issued for Wing Point Area due to sewage spill, Kitsap County

On 1/7/2022, the Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for the Wing Point area due to sewage spill. The advisory is in place until 1/14/2022. The affected area includes the east shoreline of Bainbridge Island from Hawley Cove to Yaquina Avenue. Signs will be posted at public access points. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area. This includes swimming, diving, wading, beachcombing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Contact with fecal-contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and those who are immunocompromised may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses. We recommend showering after swimming and washing hands before eating if you’ve been in contact with the water or sand.

Stay updated on water quality at local beaches by checking the BEACH Program swimming map, following our Fecal Matters blog posts, connecting on Facebook, or joining our email notification list.

Local Health Departments issue water contact advisories or closures at swimming beaches. The BEACH Program communicates the risk to the public.

For more information

Laura Hermanson, our BEACH program manager, is available at 360-480-4868 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions or contact the local health department. For media inquiries contact Jimmy Norris in communications at 360-480-5722.