Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Shubie Beach in Dartmouth and Long Pond Beach in Halifax 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 both of these 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 the water quality at the beaches 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 http://www.halifax.ca/rec/Beaches.php.