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.
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.