All New Bedford Beaches are closed for swimming effective immediately


The New Bedford Health Department has announced in a press release that all New Bedford beaches will be closed to swimming effective immediately due to the recent heavy rainfall.


All New Bedford recreational beach areas are closed to swimming effective immediately and on Wednesday, Aug. 9, due to Tuesday’s heavy rainfall and possible CSO activity.

The beaches will reopen to swimming pending the results of water sampling at city beaches Wednesday. A notification will be issued when the beaches are reopened to swimming.

New Bedford’s water quality tests are conducted by the city’s Municipal Marine Laboratory and follow Massachusetts Department of Public Health standards.

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