Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at eight beaches, effective today, August 8, 2018. 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.
In addition, Biltmore Beach in Massapequa is closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.
*This advisory will be lifted at 9 p.m. tonight, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.
*4 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
Morgan Sound – Glen Cove
North Hempstead Beach Park – Port Washington
Sea Cliff Village Beach – Sea Cliff
Tappen Beach – Glenwood Landing
*4 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:
Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway
Island 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.