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Posted on: August 12, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Hudson Cleared for Use South of Sleepy Hollow

Press Release from the Westchester County Health Department:

The Westchester County Department of Health advises swimmers, boaters, windsurfers, kayakers and other recreational water users that they may resume direct contact with the Hudson River in Sleepy Hollow and south in Westchester but should avoid direct contact with the Hudson River north of Sleepy Hollow in Westchester until further notice.

The health department estimates there had been an ongoing sewage discharge of 1.5 million gallons per day of sewage due to the sewer main break reported by Ossining on Thursday. The village of Ossining repaired the sewer main break late afternoon on Friday.

The county health department has advised that one of the two Hudson River beaches in Westchester, Philipse Manor Beach, can reopen. Croton Point Park Beach must remain closed.

Results from beach water quality samples taken Friday by the county health department were available late this afternoon and showed improved water quality in Sleepy Hollow and south and ongoing unacceptable levels of bacteria in areas north of Sleepy Hollow.

The Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and will update this advisory when possible.

Westchester County Department of Health
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