Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park is open for water contact recreation, King County

Public Health - Seattle & King County has lifted the no-water-contact advisory at Saltwater State Park in King County. This advisory was issued due to a sewage spill in September. Water sample results now show there is no longer a public health risk.

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.