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Beach Water Quality 2013

Beach Water Testing

Based on water samples taken on September 11, 2013, swimming is not recommended at Cedar Beach in Kingsville, Holiday Beach in Amherstburg, Northwest Beach at Point Pelee, Seacliff Beach in Leamington, and West Belle River Beach in Lakeshore.

The bacterial counts for samples taken Wednesday, September 11, 2013 are as follows:

  Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug
7
Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Sep
4
Sep 11
Cedar Beach
Kingsville
454 39 1000 291 469 149 113 478
38 19 30 87 139 780
Cedar Island Beach
Kingsville
272 80 561 407 806 101 750  347 41 146  34 95 20 14
Colchester Beach
Essex
21 67 1000 190 174 44 11 40 110 10  60 38 43 13
Hillman Beach
Leamington
65 33 38 50 63 20 24 29 21 10  10 31 11 15
Holiday Beach
Amherstburg
11 12 1000 254 872 311 22 161
49 16  322 141  53 121
Lakeside Beach
Kingsville
219  337 1000 801 930 227 734  484 320 392 126 609 20 45
NW Beach
Point Pelee
28 10 959 27 140 32 42  158 189 42 656 69  14 100
Sandpoint Beach
Windsor
860 1000 220 1000 1000 1000 589 132
33 218 15 807  13 10
Seacliff Beach
Leamington
84 58 1000 514 106 152 54  161 69 24 191 1000  52 216
W Belle River Beach
Lakeshore
1000 203 580 1000 336 109 703  29 175 206 988 65 26 159

 

This is the last beach water testing date for 2013. Beach water sampling will resume in June of 2014.

Beach water sample results take up to two days to process. Water samples are taken every Wednesday. This is an all-day event, as there are 10 beaches to test. The samples are sent to a public health lab in London, Ontario. Testing is done Thursday and the results are given to the Health Unit by Friday.

For more information, call the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Enter ext. 1100 and ask for the Health Inspection Department.

The bacterial counts given reflect the conditions at the time of sampling. Conditions change from day to day depending on the weather conditions and lake levels.

Please note:

- E.coli/ 100ml - 100 or less ( < 100 ) indicates a low health risk

- E.coli/ 100 - 1000 indicates a possible health risk; swimming is not recommended (shaded background, bold text).

- More than 1000 ( > 1000 ) indicates a health hazard; beach is CLOSED (red background, white text).


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