Beach results are posted between Victoria Day and Labour Day each year.
Every year between May (Victoria Day Weekend) and September (Labour Day Weekend), Niagara Region tests over 25 public beaches for levels of E. Coli bacteria. When unsafe levels are present the beaches may be posted as unsafe or closed.
Beaches might also be unsafe due to floating debris, oil, ecessive weed growth, bad odours and general turbidity.
Swimming in these water could cause infections of the ear, eye, nose. throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if that water is injested.