Kits Beach and Trout Lake reopen to swimmers following high E.coli levels

Aug 2 2019, 3:43 pm

Kits Beach and Trout Lake have officially reopened to swimmers, following closures due to high E.coli levels in July.

The Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines recommend a level of less than 200 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water for swimming.

Trout Lake’s E.coli levels were previously recorded at 285 and two samples tested from Kits Beach were recorded at 409 E.coli/100 ml and 12,997 E.coli/100 ml, respectively.

The Vancouver Park Board (VPB) announced that both Kits and Trout Lake are now safe for swimmers.

There are currently no swim advisories in place for the City of Vancouver.

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