Based on beach water samples collected on August 24, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is recommending that Muskoka Bay Park (700 Muskoka Rd. 169) be posted with a swim advisory.
The geometric mean of samples collected from the beach was 312 E. coli per 100 mL which exceeds the provincial standard of 200 E. coli per 100 mL.
During a swim advisory, the beach is posted with warning signs identifying that the most recent water samples showed bacteria in numbers. These numbers may increase users’ risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose or throat infections, or stomach illness. If you choose to swim during a swim advisory, avoid submerging your head or swallowing the water. Please visit the Town’s website for additional swimming options in Gravenhurst.
For additional information on beach water testing, please visit the SMDHU website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/SafeWater/BeachWater/BeachPostings. The Town will continue to communicate updates as they become available.
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