You may swim peeps – but always check first

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At the beach for the summer? You've come to the right place. Photo by Raymond Berry.

By HKPR Health Unit

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports the following beach testing results for Haliburton County.

The information is current for the week of July 18, 2011, and is based on the most recent test results from the provincial lab in Peterborough for water samples taken from these beaches. Local residents should note:

Beaches marked as ‘OPEN’ are considered within acceptable levels as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol.

· Beaches marked ‘POSTED’ indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.

· Beaches listed as ‘PENDING’ indicate test results are not yet available. People can call the Health Unit or visitwww.hkpr.on.ca for the most up-to-date results on these beaches.

Algonquin Highlands Area

Doreset Parkette POSTED

Stanhope Beach OPEN

Hall’s Lake Beach (Township of Stanhope) OPEN

Dysart et al Area

Eagle Lake OPEN

Haliburton Lake South OPEN

Indian Point OPEN

Pine Lake OPEN

Sandy Cove Beach OPEN

 Highlands East Area

Gooderham Beach OPEN

Paudash Lake OPEN

Wilbermere OPEN

 Minden Hills Area

Bisset Beach – Minden OPEN

Little Horseshoe Lake OPEN

Twelve Mile Lake OPEN

 

For more information, contact a Public Health Inspector in your local Health Unit office or visit www.hkpr.on.ca..[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]