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Beach Sampling Begins

This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:30 AM

Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health will begin beach sampling for the 2015 season on Monday, June 1, 2015. Sampling will occur weekly until the week of August 24, 2015.

Beaches sampled on Lake Huron:

  • Grand Bend (north beach)
  • Grand Bend (south beach)
  • Pinery Provincial Park
  • Ipperwash Main beach
  • Highland Glen
  • Bright's Grove (including Mike Weir Park)
  • Canatara Park, Sarnia

While no sampling occurs along the St. Clair River, a caution sign advising of high bacteria levels following heavy rainfall has been permanently placed at:

  • Branton Cundick Park
  • Brander Park
  • Seager Park

Following a heavy rainfall, the water at area beaches may be temporarily polluted for up to 48 hours. Also, if the water has become cloudy due to wave activity, bacteria from the bottom may become suspended and increase the risk of illness.

Water quality information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the Beach Water Quality Information Line 519-383-3816, toll free 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3816 or visit

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Theresa Warren
Public Health Inspector
County of Lambton
Telephone: 519-383-8331 ext. 3576