Beaches to Remain Open to the Public
IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Director of Public Health Colleen Fermon report that the water quality at several beaches in Ipswich has been declared safe for swimming after being retested for bacteria levels.
Earlier today, the Ipswich Public Health Department was notified that the water at the Clark, Pavilion and Little Neck Beaches passed bacteria level retesting, and that the water is safe for swimming. As a result, no Ipswich beaches will close.
The private beach at Great Neck was temporarily closed today but is scheduled to reopen tomorrow.
Water quality retesting was conducted in accordance with state regulations after the Ipswich Public Health Department was informed by Bio Marine, the Town’s testing lab for water quality at beaches, that bacteria levels in the water at these beaches slightly exceeded bacteria levels for safe swimming.
Water retesting will occur weekly as required by the state and the public will be notified of any changes in water quality.