It's been a rough summer for New Jersey beaches this year already, and sadly, things have somehow gotten even crappier. Literally crappy I mean, as eight Garden State beaches have been closed because of contamination from poop.
According to the Post, three ocean, three river and two bay beaches had their swimming areas closed this week, after heavy rainfall from recent storms carried animal and human waste into stormwater collection systems that emptied into the water.
NJ.com reports that 31 beaches, stretching from Monmouth Country south to at least Cape May, wound up with water quality advisories this week.
Of course, if it can happen there, it can (and does) happen here. Remember that you can text BEACH to 877-877 to receive real-time opening, closing and water quality information for New York City beaches. And when you do go to the beach, don't act shitty to your neighbor by taking up more space than you need.