Fecal Matters: Des Moines Beach Park is closed due to sewage spill, King County

On June 22, 2021 Public Health Seattle & King County issued a closure at Des Moines Beach Park due to a sewage spill from the Midway Sewer District. 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.