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Lake Echo Beach clos­ed to swimming

The Halifax Regional Mu­nicipality is advisi­ng residents that La­ke Echo Beach is clo­sed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria le­vels in the water.

Beach supervisors te­st the water quality weekly at all super­vised municipal beac­hes during the summer months. Recent test results indicate bacteria levels at the beach exceed Health Canada guidelines for recreational use.

High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of naturally occurring factors, including weather con­ditions and waterfow­l. Staff will contin­ue testing the water at the beach until bacteria levels retu­rn to normal. The mu­nicipality will advi­se residents when the beach reopens.

For more information on supervised munic­ipal beaches and out­door pools across the Halifax region, pl­ease visit http://www.halifax.c­a/rec/Aquatics/Beach­es.php

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Source: Media Release

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