Algoma Public Health
- 2017 Community Bulletin: Beach Safety
2017 Community Bulletin: Beach Safety
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Each week, water samples are collected and tested to show if E.coli is found in the water. If the E. coli levels are above the provincial standard, we advise the public to avoid swimming in the water.
In 2016, there were only 8 warnings for unsafe E.coli levels.
- Signs at beach entrances
- Local media
- Townships and Municipalities
- Beach Warnings on APH website
- Amount of rainfall and intensity
- Water temperature
- Air temperature
- Wind speed and direction
- Towel off vigorously after water use to help prevent swimmer’s itch, a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to parasites where waterfowl (ducks/geese) are present.
- Avoid littering and pick up after your dog to help keep the ground and water safe and clean.
- Apply enough sunscreen throughout the day.
- Swim in water levels that you are comfortable with.
Date Created: August 4, 2017