A power outage at Everett's sewer lift station resulted in approximately 40,000 gallons of sewage being released into Port Gardner Bay.
The power to the lift station went out at 8:50 a.m. and was restored at 9:30 am.
Signs notifying people to stay out of the water have been posted at Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek beaches
Water quality samples have been taken. The signs will be removed when the water quality samples signify the water quality has returned to normal levels.
Everett has notified the Department of Ecology, Department of Health, Port of Everett and City of Mukilteo.