INDIAN MOUND, NORTH BOULEVARD AND FORBES BEACHES ARE CLOSED
ALL OTHER WAREHAM BEACHES ARE OPEN AND SAFE TO SWIM
The Barnstable County Laboratory has notified the Wareham Board of Health that on August 15, 2012 the water samples for Wareham bathing beaches were analyzed for water quality. Indian Mound, North Boulevard and Forbes Beach did not pass the analysis and are closed until further notice. Swimming at these beaches could pose potentially serious health problems to certain segments of the general population, i.e. the very young, very old or immune compromised. The recent rain events and/or migratory waterfowl are probably a contributing factor to these closures. All other beach water samples meet the bacterial standards and are acceptable for the operation of a bathing beach.
Weekly sampling will be performed to possibly re-open this beach next week.
Wareham Board of Health
August 16, 2012