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Check Burlington beach water quality before swimming


A swim at area beaches might be a great way to cool down but if pollution levels are high you could become sick.

“The beaches around Halton Region are some of the many outdoor attractions we can enjoy,” said Gary Carr, Halton Region Chair. “The day you wish to go to the beach, check the website or dial 311 for the latest beach water monitoring results.”

Beginning June 4, the area beaches will be monitored by the Halton Region Health Department. This testing is done to determine if the water quality is acceptable for swimming and for other recreational water activities.

Swimming in water with a high bacterial count could result in eye, ear, nose or throat infections, or gastrointestinal or stomach illnesses.

Beach water sampling takes place from June to the end of August at the following locations:

• Beachway Park, 1094 Lakeshore Road, Burlington

• Brant Street Beach, Brant Street & Lakeshore Road, Burlington

• Bronte Park Beach, Lakeshore Road/Bronte Road, Oakville

• Coronation Park West, 1462 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville

• Coronation Park East, 1462 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville

• Prospect Park Old Beach, 30 Park Avenue, Acton

• Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Road, Milton

If you plan to swim, boat or fish check water quality regularly as results change frequently. For more information on the Health Department’s beach water monitoring, please visit Halton.ca/beaches or dial 311 or 1-866-442-5866.

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