For the second time this in July, the Cumberland County town of Bridgton has closed a public beach due to water contamination, but for two different reasons. The town says that a routine water test performed on Monday found higher than acceptable levels of E coli.
Town Manager Robert Peabody says the cause isn't yet clear, but ducks could be the culprit.
“Which is aggravated by people feeding them, so they are tending to flock to that area. We also know that they water level has been low for the lake, so you're not getting as much movement.”