North Beach reopens after sewage leak

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Posted 12/31/69

Jefferson County Public Health lifted a “no-contact” water advisory for North Beach County Park Friday.

The no-contact advisory was put in place on Tuesday after a sewage leak was …

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North Beach reopens after sewage leak

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Jefferson County Public Health lifted a “no-contact” water advisory for North Beach County Park Friday.

The no-contact advisory was put in place on Tuesday after a sewage leak was reported at the beach by the health department. Warning signs were placed around the shore to warn residents of potential elevated bacteria levels in the water.

The wastewater treatment outfall has been repaired and sampling has revealed that bacteria levels are now safe for water contact.

Contact with fecal-contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses. Health officials recommend showering after swimming and washing hands before eating for those who have had contact with the water or sand.

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