November 20,

Beach Testing Results

Beach Testing Results

Beach sampling results will begin spring of 2018

The 2 public beaches in the City of Peterborough are sampled by Public Health Inspectors at least once each business day.  Public beaches in Peterborough County are sampled at least once every week except for Belmont Lake Beach, Chandos Beach, Kasshabog Lake Beach, Quarry Bay Beach and White’s Beach which are sampled at least once in June, July and August.

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Beach Locations can be found below

Legend: (more info on each below the results table)

Safe
Unsafe
Closed

Beach Name Date Sampled Beach Status
Backdam  
Beavermead
Belmont Lake  
Buckhorn
Chandos
Crowe’s Line
Curve Lake Henrys Gumming
Curve Lake Lance Wood Park
Douro
Ennismore
Hiawatha
Jones Beach
Kasshabog Lake  
Lakefield
Norwood
Quarry Bay  
Roger’s Cove
Sandy Beach
Selwyn
Squirrel Creek
Warsaw Caves
White’s Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When is a Beach “Safe”?
A public beach is considered “safe” when the results return with E. coli levels less than 100 E. coli cfu/100mL of water.

 

When is a Beach“Unsafe”?
A public beach will be posted as “unsafe” when E. coli levels exceed 100 E. coli cfu/100mL of water.  This means the water is unsafe for recreational use, including swimming.  When this happens, PPH will post signs around the beach area to inform the public not to come into contact with the water as it is a potential threat to human health.

 

When is a Beach “Closed”?
A beach will be posted as “closed” when a significant risk to human health is identified.  Beach closures are rare, and occur when there are signs of hazardous or infectious material in the water, a toxic spill, or when there is a blue-green algae bloom.  In these situations, swimming is not permitted and beach access is restricted or denied.

 

Beach Locations:

City of Peterborough Beaches:
• Beavermead Park (2011 Ashburnham Drive) • Roger’s Cove (131 Maria Street)

Peterborough County Beaches:

  • Belmont Lake Beach (Miles of Memories Rd., Belmont, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen)
  • Buckhorn Beach (John St., Buckhorn, Township of Trent Lakes)
  • Chandos Beach (Hwy 620, Township of North Kawartha)
  • Crowe’s Line Beach (Crowe’s Line Rd., Township of Trent Lakes)
  • Curve Lake Lance Wood Park (Whetung St. E., Curve Lake First Nation)
  • Curve Lake Henry’s Gumming (Chemong St. S., Curve Lake First Nation)
  • Douro Beach (205 Douro Second Line, Township of Douro-Dummer)
  • Ennismore Waterfront Park (1053 Ennis Rd., Ennismore, Selwyn Township)
  • Hiawatha Beach (1 Lakeshore Rd., Hiawatha First Nation)
  • Jones Beach ( 908 Jones Beach Rd., Bridgenorth, Selwyn Township)
  • Kasshabog Lake Beach (431 Peninsula Rd., Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen)
  • Lakefield Beach (100 Hague Boulevard,  Lakefield, Selwyn Township)
  • Norwood (12 Belmont St., Norwood, Township of Asphodel-Norwood)
  • Quarry Bay (1986 Northey’s Bay Rd.,  Woodview, Township of North Kawartha)
  • Sandy Beach (Lakehurst Rd., Township of Trent Lakes)
  • Selwyn Conservation Area (2251 Birch Island Rd., Selwyn Township)
  • Squirrel Creek Conservation Area (2445 Wallace Point Rd., Fraserville, Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan)
  • Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (289 Caves Rd., Warsaw, Township of Douro-Dummer)
  • White’s Beach (Clearview Dr., Township of Trent Lakes)

Last modified on Sep 28, 2017

  • Beach Posting Signage