SEATTLE – Golden Gardens Park in Seattle is closed to swimming after the wastewater from the West Point sewage treatment plant spills into the water.
Portions of the coast of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap are also closed to water sports. The public is advised to avoid contact with the area until further notice.
Exposure to wastewater contaminated water can lead to gastroenteritis, rashes, upper respiratory tract infections, and other diseases. Children and the elderly are particularly at risk.
On Wednesday, Alki Beach was also closed due to sewage from Bonair Drive Southwest.
Public Health Seattle & King County has issued a closure in King County’s Golden Gardens due to a wastewater bypass event at the West Point WWTP. Portions of the coast of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap are also closed to water recreation. https://t.co/DExITmW2l0 pic.twitter.com/QXPlRZreZN
– WA Department of Ecology (@EcologyWA) April 30, 2021