SILVERDALE — (Dec 2 2012) Shellfish beds along the Port Washington Narrows and in Dyes Inlet are closed to harvesting for the next week after 167,000 gallons of treated sewage spilled into the water from the city of Bremerton’s East Bremerton sewage treatment plant.
Anytime a spill exceeds 100,000 gallons a health advisory is issued, he said. The spill happened from 8:55 p.m. Friday to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Heavy rainfall caused the plant to overflow and incoming tides pushed the spill into Dyes Inlet. The city’s treatment plant acted as planned, with its backup plant kicking in to handle the excess flow.
The public is also advised not to harvest shellfish along Kitsap’s shorelines following heavy rains because of the increased risk of illness from waterborne pathogens.