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Brightwaters Beach Closes to Bathing

East Islip Beach and Valley Grove Beach also closed

Brightwaters Village Beach in Brightwaters is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria. East Islip Beach and Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck, which closed over the weekend, remain closed due to excess bacteria.  Tanner Park Beach in Copiague, Corey Beach in Bayport, Terraces on the Sound Beach in Rocky Point, Sayville Marina Park Beach, and West Islip Beach also remain closed.  

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

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.

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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