Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/August 4, 2017 - Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction through the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria levels 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 PUBLIC HEALTH
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:
Centennial Park, Deseronto – Bay of Quinte
Kingsford Conservation Area – Salmon River
Wellington Beach – Wellington Bay
For additional beach information please call the Beach Info-Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 652 or
1-800-267-2803 ext. 652 or visit www. hpepublichealth.ca and click the Water Safety section to view the weekly beach report.
For information on the status of Provincial Park beaches visit www.ontarioparks.com/alerts.
John Cannan, Senior Public Health Inspector
613-966-5500 ext. 275
About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) operates one of 36 health units across Ontario. HPEPH provides dozens of programs and services, along with reliable health information, to a population of approximately 150,000 people in a 7,000 square km catchment area encompassing 17 municipalities. HPEPH's mission is to enable the people of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to achieve and maintain optimal health through health protection and promotion, as well as disease and injury prevention. For more information, please visit www.hpepublichealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.