Date: October 18, 2017

Sunny. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 22. UV index 4 or moderate.

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Safe Water

Drinking Water

Recreational Water

Beaches

Beach Information Signs

This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:23 PM

To help the public to determine if it is safe to swim, all beaches monitored by Lambton Public Health are equipped with information signs. The beach status will be posted depending on predictive values or sampling results.

CAUTION Beach Sign

Water Quality Caution Sign

The yellow and black "CAUTION" sign is an information sign only. It does not indicate that the beach is posted. The purpose of this sign is to alert the public that while the beach is not posted as unsafe for swimming, conditions can change day-to-day and even hour-by-hour depending on factors such as; wind, rainfall and wildlife.

This sign provides swimmers the opportunity to assess present conditions and make an informed decision about using the beach.

WARNING Beach Sign

Water Quality Warning Sign

The red and black "WARNING" sign notifies swimmers that the water is UNSAFE for swimming due to high levels of E.coli bacteria that may pose a risk to human health. A beach may also be "closed" if any of the following events occur:

  • Chemical, oil, manure or sewage spill
  • Waste water treatment plant bypasses
  • Blue-green algae growth
  • Heavy algae growth
  • Fish or wildlife die-off at the beach
  • Visible debris, metal or sharp objects found in the water

Additional Information

Beach Water Sample Results - beach advisories

Beach Water Testing in Lambton

Lifeguard Status and Warning Flags