Eichler's Cove Beach is closed, and will be until at least Saturday, Donna Culbert, Director of Health at the Newtown Department of Health, told Patch.
The Department of Health samples the water quality at the beach every week and found this week that the water did not meet their standards.
"This happens every once in a while after large thunderstorms," Culbert explained to Patch. "They created a lot of run-off this week."
Culbert says another water sample was taken today and she is hopeful it will be of a higher quality, so the beach may re-open. The sample takes a day to process, however, so the earliest the beach can re-open is be Saturday.
"It's disappointing, but not necessarily surprising," said Culbert.