City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 122314
Alamitos Bay Re-Opens to Swimmers After Sewage Spill
Nelson Kerr

Long Beach Health Officials re-opened Alamitos Bay today after lab results indicated bacterial levels were within state standards, following a sewage spill on December 18 in Naples, from a force main break. Daily water samples taken from Alamitos Bay swimming sites now confirm that the water is safe for swimming.


For information on Long Beach Water Department construction work to repair the main, including the closure of Ravenna Bridge from today until New Year's Day, and posted detours, please visit  


In order to protect the safety of the public, water quality monitoring is performed weekly at City beaches and bays by the Health Department’s Recreational Water Quality Program. For the latest status on Long Beach recreational beach water quality, call 562.570.4199 or visit