Swimming advisory issued for Kagawong Beach

KAGAWONG — Signs were posted by the Sudbury and District Health Unit (SDHU)  at the Kagawong Village Beach last week advising against swimming at this time.

Routine water samples taken by the SDHU exceeded the acceptable bacteriological water quality standards for bathing beaches.

“We have enhanced our monitoring and will continue taking water samples,” said Cindy Peacock-Rocca, a manager in the Health Unit’s Environmental Health Division.

Going into the water when bacteria are present in high concentrations puts bathers at risk for infections. Illness can occur if swimmers swallow beach water; if water gets into their ears, eyes, or nose; or if it comes in contact with open wounds.

The public will be notified when the bacterial levels return to acceptable standards for bathing beaches. For information about beach water quality, visit www.sdhu.com.