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Beach water sampling data

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Beach water sampling data

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Description

This dataset includes the sampling results and the swimming advisories for the City of Ottawa beaches for the swimming season.

Date First Published
Update Frequency
Daily updates by noon.
Accuracy

No known errors.

Attributes

Beach Name, location, E.coli level, Status

A no-swimming advisory will be issued if bacteria levels are over 200 E. coli per 100mL of water tested for one day; or if bacteria levels are over 100 E. coli per 100mL of water tested on two or more consecutive days. When a no-swim advisory is in effect, people should not swim due to the risk of getting a skin, ear, throat or even gastro-intestinal illness.

A 24-hour no-swim advisory may be in place at the beaches after significant rainfall.

*Please note Ottawa Public Health collects beach water samples every day. The results take 18 to 24 hours to process in the laboratory, and as such, swim and no-swim advisories are based on sample results taken from the previous day.

Source
Author Ryan Furuness
Author Email Ryan Furuness
Maintainer Ottawa Public Health-Environmental Health and Education Unit
Maintainer Email Ottawa Public Health-Environmental Health and Education Unit

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