Posted: July 30, 2021
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Penhorn lake Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.
Municipal beaches open for the summer season on July 1, however, preliminary testing has indicated that bacteria levels at this beach exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.
Penhorn Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as one unsupervised beach during the summer months.
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 the beach reopens.
For more information on municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visit our beaches page.