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2022/01/10 - Multiple Sewer System Spills NEWS RELEASE 1/10/2022 MASON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH 415 N. 6T" STREET SHELTON, WA 98584 TO: KMAS, KRXY, SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL, THE OLYMPIAN, SHELTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, NORTH MASON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CITY OF SHELTON, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE SUN RE: Multiple Sewer System Spills On Friday January 711 and Saturday January 811, Mason County Public Health received reports of sewer system overflows or spills in multiple areas of the county. 1. Overflowing manholes near Park Street in Shelton flowing into Goldsborough Creek and Oakland Bay. 2. A system spill onto a private beach at Harstine Point community. 3. A system spill near the treatment plant for the North Bay sewer system in Allyn (no known contact to water ways). All of these reports are due to the amount of rainfall and flooding found throughout Mason County which equates to increased stormwater and possible pollution to downgradient waterways. Within these impacted areas, Mason County Public Health recommends against swimming, wading or types of recreation that could cause water to be swallowed, or get into the mouth, nose or eyes. People should also avoid direct skin contact if possible and wash with soap and clean water if they have been exposed to contaminated waters. It is further advised to not harvest shellfish in the affected areas and always check the Washington State Shellfish Safety Map before you harvest. Recommendations and advisories are in place through January 14th. For more information, contact Mason County Public Health at 360-427-9670, Ext. 400. Dave Windom Keri Gardner, MD Director Health Officer