Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/September 4, 2020 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analysis of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E. coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered unsafe for swimming, a warning is issued by HPEPH.
The following beaches in our area are presently posted as unsafe for swimming:
- Kingsford Conservation Area – Salmon River
- Tweed Park – Stoco Lake
The following beach is no longer posted as unsafe:
- Frankford Park – Trent River
Additional information, including a list of all beaches currently safe for swimming, is available on the Public Beach Reports section at hpePublicHealth.ca. Updated beach reports are posted on the Friday of each week throughout beach monitoring season. For information on the status of Provincial Park beaches in Hastings and Prince Edward County, visit http://www.ontarioparks.com/alerts.
Karen La Rose, Communications Coordinator
About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is a public health agency that serves the counties of Hastings and Prince Edward from four local offices. We monitor the health of our local population, deliver programs and services within our communities, and help develop healthy public policies. We provide information and support in many areas to help improve the health and well-being of our residents. Together with our communities, we help people become as healthy as they can be. For more information, please visit hpePublicHealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.