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Posted on: August 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Island Park Beach Two Beaches

Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at Island Park Beach, effective today, August 7, 2019. 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 and Hewlett Point Beach in East Rockaway are closed until further notice due to elevated bacterial levels.

All other Nassau County beaches operating for the 2019 season are currently open.

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 for Island Park Beach will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Thursday, August 8, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.

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