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DOH Closes Kent County YMCA Upper, Lower Ponds

[CREDIT: RIDOH] Kent County YMCA's beaches have been closed as of June 24, 2019 due to high bacteria counts.

[CREDIT: RIDOH] Kent County YMCA's beaches have been closed as of June 24, 2019 due to high bacteria counts.
[CREDIT: RIDOH] Kent County YMCA’s beaches have been closed as of June 24, 2019 due to high bacteria counts.
WARWICK, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Aquapaug Scout Reservation in West Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria levels. 

Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Fort Adams in Newport remain closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.

The health department routinely checks city and state beaches for high levels of bacteria in the water. Beach closures are announced with bacteria levels exceed more than 60 cfu/100 ml ((colony forming units per 100 milliliters) of Enterocci bacteria in saltwater and in freshwater. The beach’s status can be monitored at the DOH website.

RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a beach may change on a daily basis. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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