OLCOTT, N.Y. (WIVB) — UPDATE: The Niagara County Health Department says it is now okay to swim at Olcott Beach again.
Sampling conducted on Friday by the department determined the water to be suitable for swimming, but officials say they will continue to monitor water quality closely.
Health officials will notify the public of any further problems associated with water quality.
ORIGINAL: The Niagara County Department of Health has an important message for visitors of Olcott Beach — don’t swim in the water.
The area is not safe for swimming because of bacteria in the water.
The Department of Health’s advisory will remain in place until further notice. They plan to reopen the beach once water conditions return to a safe level.