Beach at Lighthouse Point Park reopens following contamination concerns after Elsa

New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The beach at Lighthouse Point Park has reopened after water samples returned to safe levels of contaminant.

The beach was closed on July 10 after a water sample showed higher than acceptable bacteria levels. The closure was extended on July 12.

On July 12, three water samples were collected to be analyzed by the state lab. On Tuesday, the results showed higher than acceptable bacteria levels in one of the three samples.

RELATED: Waterways, parks statewide closed, warnings out against swimming following Elsa

New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond initially ordered to close the beaches in the city following water contamination concerns due to Tropical Storm Elsa.

“I’m happy for the quick turnaround by the state testing lab,” said Health Director Maritza Bond. “Residents should now enjoy Lighthouse Point Beach as you normally would with confidence that the water is safe. Routine water testing will now resume.”

The beach is now open.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Health Headlines: Doctor gives advice to people who are vaccine-hesitant

News /

Waterbury National Night Out summer program aims to improve relations between police and teens

News /

College students raise concern over masks on CT campuses

News /

Woman critically injured after falling from a cliff at Hubbard Park in Meriden

News /

Businesses weigh decisions as COVID cases tick upwards in CT counties

News /

New drones landing in Waterbury schools to boost student learning

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss