People warned to avoid water at Titlow Beach after sewage spill

Health officials suggested Thursday that people stay out of the water at Tacoma’s Titlow Beach after a sewage spill there.

It wasn’t immediately clear where the sewage came from, or when the spill happened.

Viruses and bacteria in sewage can cause illness, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department said in its release about the incident.

Signs at three places along the beach are warning people about the sewage, and the health department said it will remove them when the water is safe.

The beach runs along Titlow Park, at 8425 6th Avenue.