SILVERDALE — Kitsap Public Health District issued a five-day “No Water Contact” health advisory on Jan. 29 for Dyes Inlet, including Anna Smith Park, Old Military Park, and Silverdale Waterfront Park.
The no-contact advisory was issued because of a 9,000-gallon sewage spill that impacted Mosher Creek, which feeds into Dyes Inlet.
The health district advises the public to avoid contact with the water in the affected area.
Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses, the health district reported. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.
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- Find public beaches and info on beach closures: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/