Durham Region Weekly Beach Report

Swim Safe

Bathing water quality changes continuously and can quickly change due to environmental factors and weather conditions. These factors may affect the bacteriological quality of the beach water after the latest sample date therefore, the beach water status is only representative of the water quality on the date sampled. When visiting a local beach, check for signage that may indicate that the beach is "Unsafe for Swimming". If signage is not present, follow the general rule:

It is not recommended to swim if:

  1. You can't see your feet when standing in waist deep water and/or
  2. It has rained two days prior to swimming.

The above can be an indicator of high levels of bacteria in the water which may pose a risk to human health.

Test results for the week of August 31, 2015

This report represents the Health Department’s final update for the 2015 summer season.

Test results for this week indicate that 5 beaches have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels.

Municipality

Beach

OPEN/POSTED

Ajax

Pickering Beach

OPEN

Brock

Beaverton North Beach

POSTED

Beaverton South Beach

POSTED

Thorah Centennial Park

OPEN

Clarington

Bowmanville East

OPEN

Bowmanville West

OPEN

Newcastle Beach Central

OPEN

Oshawa

Lakeview Beach East

OPEN

Lakeview Beach West

POSTED

Pickering

Frenchman's Bay East

POSTED

Frenchman's Bay West

OPEN

Scugog

Kinsmen Beach

POSTED

Uxbridge

Elgin Pond

(not available*)

Whitby

Whitby Beach

OPEN

* While road construction has been completed in the area, the Health Department did not sample water from Elgin Pond for the final week of the 2015 beach monitoring season.


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