Durham Region Health Department has begun testing waters at designated public beaches throughout the Region as part of the 2013 Beach Monitoring Program.
Throughout the summer, Durham Region Health Department will be testing waters at public beaches within the Region as part of its 2013 Beach Monitoring Program. Tests carried out at each beach includes obtaining water samples to be analyzed for elevated levels of bacteria to advise area residents of the beaches that are safe for swimming.
Each week when test results are reviewed, they are sent to members of the media to assist with public notification of beach postings. In addition test results are updated online Friday of each week.