Beach posted as unsafe for swimming in Mississauga

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Published August 25, 2023 at 11:46 am

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A Mississauga beach has been posted as unsafe for swimming this week.

As we head into fall, those looking for one last beach day may want to avoid a Mississauga beach.

The beach in Richard’s Memorial Park, 804 Lakeshore Rd. W. was posted with a warning on Aug. 24, according to Peel Public Health.

The warning means levels of bacteria in the water are high enough to pose a risk to health and swimming could cause illness, Peel Public Health notes on its website.

Swimming in these waters could cause infections in ears, eyes, nose, throat and skin as well as cause diarrhea if the water is ingested.

The beach water may have unsafe levels of bacteria due to a heavy rainfall, large numbers of water birds, high winds or wave activity or large numbers of swimmers.

Peel Public Health monitors water quality at four public beaches once a week during the summer to make sure that the water is safe for swimming.

The other three beaches in Peel — Professor’s Lake Beach, 1660 North Park Dr., Brampton; Jack Darling Memorial Park, 1180 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga; and Lakefront Promenade (A.E. Crookes Park), 140 Lakefront Promenade, are all deemed safe for swimming this week.

For more information on beach testing, see the Peel Public Health website.

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