15,000 gallon sewage spill prompts no-contact advisory for Port Washington Narrows

Seven day no-contact advisory in effect through December 26

On Friday, a no-contact advisory was issued for Port Washington Narrows due to a sewage spill of more than 15,000 gallons, according to the Kitsap Public Heath District. The precaution will be in effect for seven days, through Dec. 26.

The sewage overflow was reported by Bremerton Public Works.

During a no-contact advisory, the public is advised to avoid contact with water in the affected area. The health district recommends against swimming, wading, or types of water recreation that could cause water to be swallowed or get into the mouth, nose or eyes. People are also advised to avoid direct skin contact if possible, and immediately wash with soap and clean water if they have exposure to the water.

The public is advised to not harvest shellfish in the affected area during the advisory. All existing shellfish advisories remain in effect. Signs have been posted at public access points. For more information, visit kitsappublichealth.org/beaches.