Wednesday, July 22, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Government Wharf Beach in Musquodoboit Harbour, and Kinap Beach in Porter’s Lake are closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.
Beach supervisors regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches during the summer months. Recent test results indicate bacteria levels at Government Wharf and Kinap beaches exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.
High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including weather conditions and wildlife, particularly waterfowl. Staff will continue testing until bacteria levels return to normal. The municipality will advise residents when the beaches reopen.
For more information on supervised municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visit www.halifax.ca/rec/Aquatics/Beaches.php.