The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has launched the 2018 beach water quality testing program at 9 local beaches.
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Blue-green algae are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally in fresh water lakes. In warm weather, with the right nutrients and low wind, they can form a large mass called a bloom. Residents and visitors are urged to take a cautious approach, monitor the situation, and protect themselves from potential health risks.
Learn about the risks of waterborne illnesses and injuries which will help you decide whether you should swim in the water or stay on the beach.
Recreational water is a body of water used for sport and leisure activities. This includes public beaches, indoor and outdoor pools, spas, waterslide basins, wading pools, and splash pads.