Beach Closures in Metro Vancouver due to high level of Bacteria

Beach Closures in Metro Vancouver due to high level of Bacteria

More beaches forced to close due the high level of bacteria called E.coli was found. There is the list of the beaches which monitor in Vancouver last week Kitsilano, Sunset beach, Trout Lake. Whytecliff, Ambleside and Sandy Cove beaches were closed by Vancouver Coastal Health due to water contamination. Dawkins says they will continue to test the water daily to see if levels improve. It is unclear when the beaches will reopen. High levels of bacteria can cause vomiting, diarrhea and an upset stomach said Laurie Dawkins with Vancouver Coastal Health.

Laurie Dawkins also said “So if people have been swimming in these waters they should go home, have a nice shower with warm water, soap, wash the swimsuits, watch the towels. But if they find themselves feeling ill they should go to the doctor and let them know where they have been swimming.

Dawkins mention E.Coli bacteria and from it is coming. She says “ It is fecal matter, it comes down to”. “There could be human sources form boating other activities during this time of year; as well as, we have a lot of birds, that needs to go somewhere.” She also added the latest heat wave has not helped as bacteria tend to multiply in warmer conditions.


by Priti on August 2, 2018

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