Splashpads, Beaches, and Water Testing
Lifeguard supervision and water quality testing at all municipal beaches ended for the summer season on Monday, August 31, 2020.
Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised beaches during the summer months. Please note that there will no longer be water testing taking place at Black Rock beach, Dingle beach, Kinsmen beach and Government Wharf. Water quality testing will continue at Malay Falls beach, even though it is unsupervised this summer.
High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including dogs, birds, wildlife, and high temperatures. Staff will continue testing the water until bacteria levels return to safe levels. The municipality will advise residents when beaches close and reopen.