Stamford Beaches Reopen

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Stamford Beaches Reopen

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Stamford beaches have reopened.

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Cummings and West Beaches in Stamford have reopened a day after what appears to be untreated sewage was found in Cummings Pond on Soundview Avenue.

The State of Connecticut Department Agriculture, Aquaculture Division received a call at 10 a.m. yesterday reporting a strong odor of sewage in the water near Cummings Beach, so Stamford’s Water Pollution Control Authority responded, according to the City of Stamford’s Health Department.

They found what appeared to be untreated sewage in Cummings Pond on Soundview Avenue and notified the Stamford Health Department and Stamford Recreation Services. 

Cummings and West Beaches the beaches were closed and the Water Pollution Control Authority was called to investigate the exact location of the untreated sewage discharge.

Stamford officials said around 8:30 a.m. today that the beaches are open and deemed safe for swimming.
 

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