WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 19, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Easton’s Beach in Newport to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.
HEALTH officials recommended re-opening Peabody’s Beach in Middletown for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season.