Thursday, July 2, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Government Wharf in Musquodoboit Harbour is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.
Employees regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches. Recent test results indicate that bacteria levels at Government Wharf exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.
High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including weather conditions and wildlife, particularly waterfowl. The water will be tested again soon and the municipality will advise residents when the beach is safe to reopen.
For more information on supervised municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/rec/Beaches.php.