Fecal Matters: A no-contact advisory issued for Pomeroy Park and Illahee State Park, Kitsap County

On 5/28/2021, Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact advisory at Pomeroy Park and Illahee State Park due to elevated bacteria levels during routine sampling. Signs are posted at public access points. 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 acting BEACH Program Manager, is available at 360-480-4868 or laura.hermanson@ecy.wa.gov for questions.