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Posted on: July 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at Hewlett Point Beach; Four Beaches Closed

Nassau County, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at Hewlett Point Beach in East Rockaway, effective today, July 22, 2021. 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.

This advisory will be lifted at 7 a.m., on Friday, July 23, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels.

Morgan Beach in Glen Cove, Island Park Beach in Island Park, Philip Healey Beach in Massapequa and Biltmore Beach Club in Massapequa remain closed due to elevated bacterial levels. These beaches will remain closed until testing indicates that samples are within acceptable limits.

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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