Suffolk County, NY - July 20, 2016 - The beach closure issued on July 14, 2016, for Lake Ronkonkoma in the Town of Islip has been lifted, as results of recent samples collected show the water quality to be within acceptable levels.
- Tanner Park Beach – Copiague (closed July 19)
- Venetian Shores Beach – Lindenhurst (closed July 19)
- Grantland Beach – Strongs Neck (closed July 18)
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.