EVERETT — Swimmers are being warned to stay out of the water at two local beaches, because of a major sewage spill. A power outage Saturday morning at an Everett sewage station allowed 40,000 gallons of sewage to flow into Port Gardner Bay. Warning signs were quickly posted, at Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek beaches.
But there were still people in the water, who probably didn’t see the signs. Those who did, Like Amber Bay and her kids, had to switch gears. She said “We were disappointed as a family because we were looking for a nice day out at the beach and after a quick inquiry we found out what was going on so we’re headed down to Mukilteo.”
The warning signs will be removed when the water quality returns to normal levels.