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Rainfall-Related Beach Advisory Lifted

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 8/10/2018 | Views: 720
Five Beaches Remain Closed


The beach closure issued for the following beaches have been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels:


  • Islip Beach

  • Amityville Beach

  • Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst

  • Corey Beach in Bayport

  • Shirley Beach

  • West Islip Beach

  • Benjamin Beach in Bayshore

  • East Islip Beach

  • West Oaks Recreation Club Beach in West Sayville

  • Bayport Beach

  • Sayville Marina Park Beach




Tanner Park Beach in Copaigue, Tides Beach in Rocky Point, Nissequogue Point Beach Club Beach in Smithtown, Orient Beach State Park Beach, and Lake Ronkonkoma remain closed due to the continuation of excess bacteria.


Bacteria can be introduced to recreational waters from a variety of sources, including storm water runoff, resident waterfowl populations, failing or poorly operating septic systems, sewage spills, boats and marinas, floatable debris, and from bathers themselves.


According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.


Beaches will reopen when further testing reveals that the bacteria have subsided to acceptable levels.


For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822 or contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours.


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