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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Port Townsend No Water Contact Advisory Removed

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November 23, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager
Jefferson County Public Health
360-385-9444 x301

Port Townsend – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has removed the No Water Contact Advisory for Port Townsend Bay near Monroe Street due to improved water conditions. Water samples taken from the bay on Thursday, November 19, showed normal levels of bacteria. All three samples had 10 or less Enterococcus bacteria per 100 milliliters of water. A sewage overflow on November 16 lead to the Advisory. The City of Port Townsend continues to do repairs in the area and has posted information at Although the water quality has improved, JCPH always recommends avoiding areas around stormwater pipes during heavy rainfall events due to the possibility of pollutants in the water.


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