The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit will start testing water by our county’s beaches.

The testing will start this week at 17 beaches, including the Rotary beaches in Minden and Eagle Lake beach just to name a few.

The tests will determine if there is E.coli and other bacteria present in the water.

If bacteria levels are higher than the province’s acceptable levels, the health unit will post warning signs at the beach in question.

Here is the full list of beaches the H.K.P.R. Health Unit will be conducting weekly tests on until the last week of August.

  • Algonquin Highlands Area: Dorset Parkette and Elvin Johnson Park (aka Stanhope Beach).
  • Dysart et al Area: Eagle Lake Beach, Haliburton Lake South Bay, Sand Point (aka Indian Point), Pine Lake Beach, Sandy Cove Beach and Silver Lake (aka Kashawigamog Lake).              
  • Highlands East Area: Glamour Lake Beach, Gooderham Beach, Lake Wilbermere Beach and Paudash Lake Beach.
  • Minden Hills Area: Bissett Beach, Little Horseshoe Lake Beach, Minden Rotary Lagoon Beach, Minden Rotary Main Beach and Twelve Mile Lake Beach.