Beach Closures/Water Contact Advisories

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    Taxonomy Code: JR-8000.6400-100

    Programs that monitor water quality and issue bulletins to inform the public when ocean beaches, lakes, rivers or other bodies of water have temporarily been closed and are unavailable for swimming, fishing or other recreation due to sewage or chemical spills or discharges, high amounts of rainfall that affect bacteria levels or other problems that have an effect on water quality.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    BUREAU OF MARINE RESOURCESProtects the ecological integrity of the marine environment. Responsible for marine and recreational waters, monitoring and protection programs, permitting and inspection of bathing beaches and swimming pools.SuffolkBUREAU OF MARINE RESOURCESSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES-DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
    DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHResponsible for protecting the community from adverse health effects that may result from environmental pollution, unsanitary conditions or unsafe practices. Activities include backflow prevention, inspection and regulation of public beaches and swimming pools, information on beach openings and closings, inspections and monitoring of children's summer camps, demolition permits, monitors the quality of drinking water, conducts hearings on alleged violations of Public Health Laws, inspects food service establishments and investigates foodborne disease outbreaks, provides training for food service managers, responds to complaints regarding dog waste, garbage overflowing sewage and bird feeding, responds to heating complaints, regulates the removal or abandonment of fuel oil tanks, tests for lead exposure, investigates reports of animal bites and rodent complaints, inspects sewer connections/closures, controls the spread of mosquitoes, and inspects and provides sanitary control over motels and hotels. Call for more information.For recorded information on beach openings/closings in Nassau County call (516)227-9000.NassauDIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

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