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Unsafe Swimming at Big Point Park - Hilton

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
July 17th, 2012 at 4:27pm



beach closedA swimming advisory has been issued for Big Point Park, located in the Township of Hilton.

The test results of water samples taken on July 16th, 2012 exceeded the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care bacteriological guidelines for safe swimming/bathing.

The high levels of bacteria in the water may pose a risk to your health.

The medical officer of health advises that this beach is unsafe for swimming at this time.

When sample results return to safe parameters, the public will be notified.

Algoma Public Health would like to remind area residents that heavy rainfall, high winds, high numbers of swimmers, waterfowl and warm water temperatures can all increase the number of bacteria in beach water. High levels of bacteria may pose a risk to your health.

Public beaches in the Algoma district are tested weekly for E.coli and the public is notified when they do not meet the Ontario Ministry of Health standards.

Before swimming, take into consideration the past day’s weather and the current conditions of the beach. The public is encouraged to visit the Beach Warnings section on Algoma Public Health’s website to view an interactive map of the beaches sampled and any current warnings or postings.

Beach information can also be found on our Facebook.

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