Update - June 25, 2014 - The beach closure issued Friday, June 20th for Grantland Beach in Strongs Neck has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality be suitable for bathing.
Strongs Neck, NY - June 21, 2014 - Grantland Beach in Strongs Neck is closed to bathing due to the finding of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria.
Copiague Harbor Beach in Copiague remains closed.
According to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health James Tomarken, MD, MPH, 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 website at suffolkcountyny.gov/health.