Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at five beaches, effective today, July 23, 2017. 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.
*5 South ShoreBeaches within Nassau County:
Biltmore BeachClub – Massapequa
Hewlett PointBeach – East Rockaway
Island Park Beach– Island Park
Merrick EstatesCivic Association – Merrick
Philip HealeyBeach – Massapequa
To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9a.m., - 4:45 p.m., call
For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings andclosings, call (516) 227-9700.
*This advisory for the five beaches will be liftedat 8 a.m., on Monday, July 24, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels