As the weather warms and summer nears, Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health is beginning its 2018 beach testing program, looking for high levels of bacteria in area beaches.
This week none of the beaches in the health unit’s coverage area are posted as unsafe for swimming but the water may not be warm enough to take a dip.
The health unit will test a total of 17 area beaches throughout the spring and summer, five of them weekly, four of them every two weeks and eight of them once a month.
You can find the full list of which beaches are tested and how often below.
Tested once a week:
– Centennial Park (Deseronto) – Bay of Quinte
– Frankford Park – Trent River
– Legion Park (Marmora) – Crowe River
– Tweed Park – Stoco Lake
– Wellington Beach – Wellington Bay
Tested every two weeks:
– Centennial Park (Northport) – Bay of Quinte
– Kingsford Conservation Area – Salmon River
– Moira Lake Park – Moira Lake
– Roblin Lake Park – Roblin Lake
Tested once a month:
– Booster Park Beach – Crowe Lake
– Diamond Lake Beach – Diamond Lake
– Echo Beach – Papineau Lake
– Fosters Lake Beach – Fosters Lake
– Hinterland Beach – Kaminiskeg Lake
– L’Amable Lake Dam – L’Amable Lake
– Steenburgh Lake
– Wollaston Lake Beach – Wollaston Lake