[UPDATE – June 21, 6 p.m.] The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick and Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.
WARWICK, RI— The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick for swimming because of high bacteria levels.
Spring Lake Beach in Burrillville is also closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels. Yesterday, the department also closed Goddard Park Beach in Warwick due to high bacterial counts.
According to the RI Department of Health website, beach closures are based on the concentration of Enterocci bacteria in beach water samples is measured in cfu/100ml (colony forming units per 100 milliliters).
To check the status of beaches, use the Beach Viewer map. This map also reflects the most up-to-date information on water quality status at licensed beaches in Rhode Island.
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 as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751). A list of closed beaches can also be accessed at health.ri.gov.
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