Roy Carpenter’s Beach reopens to swimming

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Throughout the summer, the R.I. Department of Health routinely tests the water at beaches and other locations throughout the state to ensure it’s safe for swimming.

On Tuesday, health officials recommended that Roy Carpenter’s Beach in South Kingstown reopen to swimming after finding bacteria counts had returned to safe levels.

As of Tuesday evening, all swimming locations in Rhode Island were open. However, the status of those areas can change on a day-to-day basis. Closures often follow heavy rainfall since runoff from roads, parking lots and other surfaces can contaminate the water.

Updates can be found on the health department’s website or by calling (401) 222-2751. This story will also be updated with the latest information.

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