This Version Posted: September 29, 2021
We test area beaches to ensure they are safe for swimming. Beach water quality monitoring begins in June and continues until the end of August.
Before heading to the beach, ensure it’s safe for swimming.
Each summer from June to August, the Health Unit does regular testing of beaches in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes to ensure they are safe for swimming. Test results are then shared on this website and via the Health Unit’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Health Unit uses a three-colour system to show test results for local beaches: