TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) -The state swimming area at Burr Pond in Torrington was closed on Wednesday because of high bacteria levels. DEEP will be back on Thursday, at which time the swimming area could reopen pending the bacteria testing results.
State park swimming areas and beaches are places that DEEP tests. Samples are collected weekly by DEEP staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab for the presence of certain indicator bacteria.
Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal beaches and swimming areas. For information on closures of local swimming areas contact the local public health agency.