Due to heavy rainfall that is forecast to continue into tomorrow and the high levels of residual bacteria resulting from runoff, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter is joining with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to issue an advisory against bathing at affected Town of Islip beaches. The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds or adjacent tributaries and, because of their location in enclosed embayments, experience limited tidal flushing.
Supervisor Carpenter recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected Town of Islip areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24-hour period) after the cessation of rainfall.
This advisory will be lifted Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 9 p.m., unless sampling conducted by the department reveals elevated levels of bacteria persisting beyond the 24-hour period.
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.
Islip Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory:
- Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club Beach
- Bayport Beach
- Benjamin’s Beach at Bay Shore Marina
- Brightwaters Village Beach
- East Islip Marina Beach
- Islip Beach
- Ronkonkoma Beach
- Sayville Marina Park Beach
- West Islip Beach
- West Oaks Recreation Club Beach