Last reported change September 10th



The current status of beach water quality in Suffolk County is also available on the Internet at http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/EnvironmentalQuality/Ecology/BeachMonitoringProgram.aspx

A Bathing Beach Water Quality Hotline (631-852-5822) is also routinely updated to reflect changes in beach status. ******************************************************************************************************************** Message:
The status of Valley Grove Beach in Huntington has remained Closed As of September 10th 2020
for the following reason: findings of bacterial levels in excess of acceptable criteria:

 

  
 
The status of Prices Bend Beach in Huntington has been changed to Advisory As of September 10th 2020
for the following reason: potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards
 ******************************************************************************************************************** A beach status of "Open" indicates that water quality has been found to be acceptable for bathing.

A beach status of "Advisory" indicates that an advisory has been issued in response to events  such as heavy rainfall that may pose a risk to public health. Under advisories, swimming and other means of water contact are not recommended. Advisories are  typically issued for a 24-hour period to allow for sufficient tidal exchange to dilute any contamination that may be present.

 A beach status of "Closed" indicates the beach has been closed due to a water quality criteria exceedance or the existence of a condition that may pose a risk to public health.