Ropes Beach in Cotuit is closed to swimming due to an exceedance of the geomean standard for Enterococci bacteria discovered by the County laboratory late this afternoon. This exceedance does not meet the standards contained within Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations, 105 CMR 445.000. Ropes beach was posted with no swimming signs late this afternoon as required.

A second sample will be obtained tomorrow (Wednesday, July 21st) for analysis at the laboratory on Thursday, July 22nd.

This beach will be required to remain closed for several days or longer depending upon future testing results.

Other Information/- Cyanobacteria Postings:

Warning Level
Lovell’s Pond, Marstons MIlls
Long Pond, Marstons Mills
Long Pond, Centerville
Shubaels Pond, Marstons Mills
Fawcett Pond, Hyannis

Pet Advisory Level
Parker’s Pond

If you are interested in receiving more information about Cyanobacteria and locations monitored, you may view the CyanoMAP at https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/ to see recent cyanobacteria monitoring results from APCC. If you are interested in receiving email notifications when there is a potential toxic bloom identified by APCC, you may opt-in to the APCC toxic alerts. In order to receive email notification for toxic alerts, click this link: https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/cyanobacteria-alert/ This link will bring you to a webpage where you will be asked to enter your email address in order to receive toxic alerts.

Thomas A. McKean, RS, CHO
Director of Public Health