Weekly Beach Reports Return For The Summer

Wednesday June 12th, 2019

Posted at 3:45pm

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Annual beach testing has resumed in the area.

Samples are taken each Monday and sent to the public health lab in London and results are released on Wednesdays.

“The public needs to be aware of the risks involved in swimming at any beach. The Health Unit provides E.coli bacteria counts from samples taken on Mondays, so that people can decide if they should go in the water or stay on the beach. It’s important to read and follow the warnings on the signs” says Manjinder Bamotra, Public Health Inspector with the Health Unit.

Public beaches must post a warning or a closure sign if the beach results show higher than acceptable levels of E. coli bacteria. The public should also avoid swimming after a heavy rainfall as pollution in beach water is often much higher during and right after rainstorms.

“Swimming or playing in unsafe water may result in illnesses such as minor skin, eye, ear, nose, and throat infections or diarrhea. Those most at risk are children, elderly, and those with weakened immune system.” says Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

This weeks results are:  All beaches are safe for swimming.

Holiday Beach is closed due to unsafe beach conditions related to erosion that may result in injury. E. Coli sampling is not being done at this time.

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