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Beaches in Towns of Huntington and Southold Closed to Bathing

Benjamins Beach, Sayville Marina Park Beach, and Lake Ronkonkoma-Islip Town Beach, remain closed

  • 26 June 2019
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Beaches in Towns of Huntington and Southold Closed to Bathing

   Benjamins Beach, Sayville Marina Park Beach, and Lake Ronkonkoma-Islip Town Beach, remain closed

 

 

Gold Star Battalion Park Beach in Huntington, Centerport Yacht Club Beach in Centerport, Valley Grove Beach in Eatons Neck, and Veterans Memorial Park Beach in Southold are closed to bathing today due to the finding of bacteria at levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

 

Benjamins Beach in Bay Shore, Sayville Marina Park Beach in Sayville, and Lake Ronkonkoma-Islip Town Beach, all in the Town of Islip, 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.  http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx

 

 

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