Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory
Against Bathing at Two Beaches
Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at two beaches, effective today, August 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.
*2 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway
Island Park Beach – Island Park
All other beaches operating for the 2017 season are currently open.
To speak with a Health Department representative, weekdays, 9 a.m., - 4:45 p.m., call
For up-to-date recorded information on beach openings and closings, call (516) 227-9700.
*This advisory for the two beaches will be lifted at 8 a.m., on Thursday, August 24, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.