Swimmers can once again take a dip at three Vancouver beaches.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has ended the swimming advisories for English Bay, Sunset Beach, and Jericho Beach.
On August 11, VCH announced the beaches were closed due to high levels of E. coli in the water. The bacteria count exceeded a level of more than 200 E. coli bacteria per 100 ml of water.
Attention beach goers! The advisories for English Bay and Sunset Beach have been lifted and both are deemed safe for swimming, based on the latest test results. The advisories for Jericho and Trout Lake remain in place. pic.twitter.com/5nl6Bi7EGf
— VCH Healthcare (@VCHhealthcare) August 14, 2018
The advisories for English Bay and Sunset Beach were lifted on August 14. Jericho was deemed safe on August 15.
Jericho Beach is now safe to swim & wade in. The only Vancouver area beach currently closed to swimming is Trout Lake. pic.twitter.com/PHoemLY64n
— VCH Healthcare (@VCHhealthcare) August 15, 2018
Residents should note that Trout Lake still remains closed.