Copiague / Lindenhurst / Strongs Neck, NY - July 22, 2016 - The beach closures issued on July 19, 2016, for Tanner Park Beach in Copiague and Venetian Shores Beach in Lindenhurst have been lifted. The beach closure issued on July 18, 2016, for Grantland Beach in Strongs Neck has been lifted. 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.