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During the summer months of June, July and August, CK Public Health monitors water quality at 8 beaches in Chatham-Kent to make sure that it is safe for swimming.
 
Beaches We Monitor
CK Public Health monitors water quality at public beaches only. A public beach is a swimming area open to the public that is owned and/or operated by the municipality. In Chatham-Kent, there are 8 beaches: What We Test For
CK Public Health has beach water tested for the presence of E. coli bacteria. E. coli are a type of bacteria that can make us sick and cause infections. The presence of high levels of E. coli in beach water is a sign that the water may contain other harmful germs too.
 
Beach Status
Public beaches are open between June and August of each year. CK Public Health permanently posts advisory signs at all public beaches warning you to use caution when swimming. 
On this website, you can also find the status of each beach. The beach status is open or closed. It is based on observations made during beach inspections and beach water sample results. It is important to know that, even when a beach is open, there may still be high levels of bacteria that could make you sick. You should always use caution when using the beach. 
 
For more information visit the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit's beach site at https://ckphu.com/health-topics/beaches-pools/beaches/