Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at five South Shore beaches, effective today, September 2, 2016. This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall. Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality.
*Five South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:Biltmore Beach Club – MassapequaHewlett Point Beach – East RockawayIsland Park Beach – Island Park Merrick Estates Civic Association – Merrick Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa
To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9 a.m., - 4:45 p.m., call (516) 227-9717.
For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.
*This advisory will be lifted at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.