HALIBURTON, ON – The health unit says it’s fine to dive into the long weekend with a swim.

All of the beaches tested by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit have come back with results showing they are safe for swimming.

Each week, the health unit conducts water tests at 18 public beaches around the county. The point of each test is to learn whether or not the bacteria levels in the water are within acceptable parameters.

Any beach that comes back with higher than acceptable levels is given a “posted status” and the health unit advises against swimming to prevent contracting infections or other bacterial sicknesses from the waters.

Not included in the list of beaches tested by the health unit is Rotary Beach on Head Lake in Haliburton. Despite the fact the waters there are not regularly tested, it is open to the public.