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Sound Beach POA West and West Islip Beach are Closed to Bathing

Categories: Health Services | Author: gknutson | Posted: 7/6/2018 | Views: 794


                                         Four Beaches Remain Closed


Sound Beach POA West in the Town of Brookhaven and West Islip Beach in the Town of Islip, are closed to bathing due to the findings of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.


Tanner Park Beach in the Town of Babylon, Valley Grove Beach in the Town of Huntington, Islip Town Beach at Lake Ronkonkoma and Sayville Marina Park Beach, both in the Town of Islip, remain closed.


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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