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Parks Department takes heat over closing beach showers

<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024193525_showersoffxml.html"><img src="http://seattletimes.com/ABPub/2014/07/29/2024193533.jpg" width="200" style="float: left; padding-right: 10px; margin-top: -5px;"></a>Seattle beachgoers were puzzled Tuesday to find the outdoor showers and a fish-cleaning table at popular beaches shut off at the height of summer.<br><strong>ABOVE:</strong> Visitors find showers at the Alki Beach Bathhouse are closed.<br><strong>LEFT:</strong> A notice explains that the Parks Department turned off the showers after Seattle Public Utilities said untreated water being discharged directly into the Sound violated pollution laws.

DEAN RUTZ / The Seattle Times

Seattle beachgoers were puzzled Tuesday to find the outdoor showers and a fish-cleaning table at popular beaches shut off at the height of summer.
ABOVE: Visitors find showers at the Alki Beach Bathhouse are closed.
LEFT: A notice explains that the Parks Department turned off the showers after Seattle Public Utilities said untreated water being discharged directly into the Sound violated pollution laws.

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