he Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analyses of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E. coli bacteria exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:
HASTINGS & PRINCE EDWARD COUNTIES HEALTH UNIT WARNING
Unsafe for swimming
High levels of bacteria in these waters may pose a risk to your health
MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH
The following beaches in our area are presently posted:
The following beaches in our area were posted but are no longer posted:
For additional beach information please call the Beach Line at 613-966-5513 x 652 or visit
www.yourhealthunit.ca and click news/beach reports from the top menu bar.
For information on the status of Provincial Park beaches please visit www.parkreports.com .