A map of the impacted shoreline/beaches from Thursday’s sewage spill in Seattle. (Image courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

A map of the impacted shoreline/beaches from Thursday’s sewage spill in Seattle. (Image courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

Sewage spill in Seattle prompts warning for Bainbridge beachgoers

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:10am
  • News

The Kitsap Public Health District has issued a three-day “no-contact” advisory for the for east shoreline of Bainbridge Island, as well as Indianola, due to sewage spill in Seattle.

The area affected on Bainbridge stretches from Pritchard Park to Point Monroe, and north to Indianola. The advisory does not include Eagle Harbor.

Officials said the public health warning was a sewage treatment plant in the early hours of Thursday, July 19.

Modeling performed by King County and reviewed by the Washington State Department of Health show there is potential for sewage to impact the eastern shoreline of Bainbridge Island and Indianola, officials said.

During a no-contact advisory, the public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area.

The health district recommends against swimming, wading, or types of water recreation or play where water could be swallowed or get in the mouth, nose or eyes.

People should also avoid direct skin contact if possible, and immediately wash with soap and water if they have exposure to the water.

Officials said signs have been posted at public access points in the affected area.

The advisory will be in place until July 21.

For more information, visit www.kitsappublichealth.org/beaches.

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