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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Four Beaches

Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at four South Shore beaches, effective today, July 24, 2020. 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.

*Four South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

Island Park Beach – Island Park

Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway

Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa

Biltmore 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 noon, on Saturday, July 25, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.

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