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Posted on: August 17, 2020

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

Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at five beaches, effective today, August 17, 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.

*One North Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

  • Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow

*4 South Shore Beaches within Nassau County:

  • Biltmore Beach Club – Massapequa
  • Hewlett Point Beach – East Rockaway
  • Island Park Beach – Island Park
  • Philip Healey Beach – Massapequa

*This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Tuesday, August 18, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.
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.

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