Swimmers and Boaters Should Avoid Contact with Hudson River as a Precaution

The Westchester County Department of Health (DOH) Advisory for swimmers and recreational boaters to avoid contact with the Hudson River will remain in effect through at least Thursday morning, July 13. Swimmers and boaters should avoid contact with the Hudson anywhere between Peekskill and Yonkers.   

Sewer main repairs have been completed on a 30-inch force main break in Tarrytown, and sewage is once again being fully treated. Partially treated sewage is no longer entering the Hudson River.

DOH is conducting water sampling of the river today, July 12, and once results are available, will determine when it is appropriate to lift the advisory. Contact with sewage is a potential public health threat, so until the Health Department lifts the advisory, recreational boaters and swimmers should avoid all contact with the Hudson River.

Westchester County will provide updates as they become available at  https://health.westchestergov.com.