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Wellington Beach posted unsafe for swimming

The Hastings Prince Edward Counties Health Unit has posted Wellington Beach as unsafe for swimming.

The Health Unit monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within its 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 are presently posted:
Wellington Beach (Wellington Bay)
Centennial Park, Deseronto
Frankford Park, Trent River

 

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  1. Jeff says:

    There’s always Robin lake in Ameliasburgh spring fed rarely closes

  2. Emily says:

    Funny! Lol. You will soon realize!

  3. ADJ says:

    Hey, I saw that movie too at the old drive-in when I was 12…good show! “Creature from the Black Lagoon” wasn’t it ?

  4. Emily says:

    Of greatest concern is the brain eating amoeba virus in warm fresh water. Parents gone now would not let children swim in the dog days of summer. This year the dog days are here early.

  5. Alex says:

    Was it safe today?

  6. lucy says:

    ewww i saw a picture of people swimming in it too….yep wellington beach closed yesterday and at least 10 people swimming……Can they not see the signs? or just ignoring them

  7. Chuck says:

    You have to keep the poop out of the lake. I can’t imagine the Outlet beach being much better with the heat and amount of people. That bay doesn’t flush out well.

  8. Dennis Fox says:

    This is not the first time Wellington Beach has been closed this summer, due to high levels of E coli bacteria. This natural beauty is one of the County’s most valuable assets. Maybe it is time for our local government to pay a bit more attention to such natural attractions, and to begin the process of cleaning them up. We have experienced one of the hottest summers on record and we can’t use our beaches because they are too polluted. This is not the way to promote The County.

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