The City of Penticton, in conjunction with Interior Health, has lifted the swimming advisory for a section Okanagan Lake beach between the S.S. Sicamous and Power Street.
On Monday, the city had made the advisory after a sample test identified higher-than-normal levels of E.coli bacteria.
Signs were posted at the beach stating that the water quality is poor and swimming is not recommended at that location at this time.
A Swimming Advisory is a notice to swimmers that bacterial levels (E. coli) are currently higher than those allowed in Health Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. This test found 1,500 colony-forming units of E. coli per 100 ml sample, which is above the maximum allowable number of 400 per 100 ml sample.
Interior Health determined that bacteria levels have returned to acceptable levels.
For more information about water quality at Penticton’s beaches, visit penticton.ca/beach-water-quality.
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