Department of
Health & Human Services

Main Health Facilities Center
2525 Grand Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (562) 570-4000
9/24/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # HHS 092415
Subject:
Open Coastal Beaches East of Molina Avenue Re-Opened
Contact:
Mitchell Kushner, MD
562.570.4047
mitchell.kushner@longbeach.gov
City Health Officer
Health & Human Services




Today Long Beach Health Officials re-opened coastal beaches east of Molina Avenue after lab results indicated bacterial levels were within state standards, following a sewage spill in the City of San Gabriel on September 15. Daily water samples now confirm that the water in this area is safe for swimming.

Coastal beaches west of Molina Avenue, while clearing and improving significantly, will remain closed until daily water monitoring ensures that they are safe to re-open. 

Bayside beaches that were never impacted by the spill continue to remain open.

For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call the Water Hotline at 562.570.4199 or visit the Health Department's Recreational Water page.

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