Four Beaches Remain Closed
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
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.
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. http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx