Water quality at Leach Creek returns to safe levels
Post Date:03/04/2022 10:23 a.m.
On March 4, 2022, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department lifted the sewage spill advisory for Leach Creek
We took water samples on March 2 and the results indicate public health concerns no longer exist.
Learn more about our surface water quality efforts and current advisories at tpchd.org/advisories.
Health Department issues a Sewage Spill Advisory for Leach Creek
People and pets should avoid the water and not swim, wade, or fish until further notice in Leach Creek due to a sewage spill in Tacoma.
Post Date:03/02/2022 2:27 p.m.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department issued a sewage spill advisory for Leach Creek on Wednesday, March 2.
The sewage spill has stopped. People and pets should avoid the water and not swim, wade, or fish until further notice in these areas.
Contact with fecal-contaminated waters can result in illnesses like:
- Skin rashes.
- Upper respiratory infections.
Children and those who are immunocompromised may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses. You should shower after you touch the water and wash your hands before you eat if you’ve been in contact with the water or sand.
Read more at tpchd.org/advisories.