As often happens during heavy rains this time of year there’s been a sewage spill, this time reported by Kitsap County Public Works.
Meanwhile, the city of Bainbridge Island reported Dec. 29 that sandbags are available for those impacted by coastal flooding. Heavy rains, extremely high tides and winds have caused flooding in many areas of the Pacific Northwest.
If you need sandbags, they can be picked up at the city’s Operations and Maintenance facility at the front gate at 7305 Hidden Cove Road. Supplies are limited.
The health district has issued a no-contact advisory through Jan. 2 for marine waters in the Keyport, Brownsville and Manzanita areas due to the 65,000-gallon spill, the city of Bainbridge Island reports.
The health district recommends against swimming, wading or any other type of recreation that could cause water to be swallowed or get into the mouth, nose or eyes due to the water pollution. If skin is exposed to water pollution, immediately wash with soap and clean water, the district says.
The advisory is for the east shoreline of the Kitsap Peninsula and the west shoreline of Bainbridge Island from Seabold to Battle Point.
Signs will be posted at public access points.