Durham Beach Postings

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Durham Region Health Department has begun testing waters at designated public beaches throughout the Region as part of the 2016 Beach Monitoring Program. Test results for the week of June 6 indicate that seven beaches have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels. Beaches are posted as unsafe for swimming when elevated levels of E. coli exceed the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standard of 100 E. coli per 100 ml of water.
The Health Department reminds the public not to swim in beach water for at least 48 hours after heavy rainfall, as bacteria levels can increase due to run-off.

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