Fecal Matters: No-contact advisories lifted for Pomeroy Park and Illahee State Park, Kitsap County

On 6/3/2021, Kitsap Public Health District lifted the no-contact advisories at Pomeroy Park and Illahee State Park. These advisories were due to elevated bacteria levels during routine sampling. Subsequent water sampling has revealed that bacteria levels are now within safe limits.

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