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RIDOH: Scarborough Beaches Closed, Still

[CREDIT: RI Parks.com/DEM] RIDOH has recommended Scarborough Beaches closed. Water quality analysis at local beaches is conducted by the State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory. The information is used to determine a closed beaches.

[CREDIT: RI Parks.com/DEM] RIDOH has recommended Scarborough Beaches closed. Water quality analysis at local beaches is conducted by the State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory. The information is used to determine a closed beaches.
[CREDIT: RI Parks.com/DEM] RIDOH has recommended Scarborough Beaches closed. Water quality analysis at local beaches is conducted by the State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory. The information is used to determine a closed beaches.
NARRAGANSETT — It’s Labor Day weekend, but Scarborough Beaches are closed thanks to fecal coliform bacteria, the RI Department of Health reminds beach-goers.

The department recommended Scarborough Beaches closed, north and south, to swimming Aug. 31.

“This advisory was put in place on August 31st and remains in effect because of high bacteria levels,” the RIDOH announced Friday.

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). Beach closures are based on results of more than 60 cfu/100 ml in salt water and in fresh water.

When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The Department noted on its website that officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening the beach when the water is again safe for swimming.  The status of a beach may change daily.

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The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751) and online.

Rob Borkowski
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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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