The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit conducts beach water quality monitoring at nine public beaches at least once a week from June to September. (Photo courtesy of WEC Health Unit)

Most Windsor-Essex Beaches Clear For Swimming

None of the nine beaches in Windsor-Essex are closed this week.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reports that bacterial levels are below the provincial level that requires beaches to close.

However, there is a beach warning at Mettawas Beach in Kingsville and swimming is not recommended there. The health unit says high levels of bacteria at Mettawas Beach may pose a risk to public health.

The health unit conducts beach water quality monitoring at the nine public beaches at least once each week from June to September to make sure that E.coli counts in the water are below provincial limits. Beach sampling will take place every Monday and if the beach is closed due to high E. coli levels, the water will be re-sampled on Thursday of the same week.

Beach water quality results are released every Wednesday during the summer. If the beach was re-sampled, results will be available by late Friday afternoon.