Benjamin Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma Beach Closed to Bathing; Tanner Park Beach Closure Lifted

Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, in the town of Islip, and Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

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For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach Hotline at 852-5822.

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Suffolk County, NY - July 28, 2016 - Lake Ronkonkoma Beach, in the town of Islip, and Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore are closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.

The beach closure issued for Tanner Park Beach in Copiague has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.
 
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. James Tomarken, bathing in bacteria-contaminated water can result in gastrointestinal illness, as well as infections of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
 
For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at 852-5822, contact the Department's Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the Beach Monitoring page on the Suffolk County website.