The swimming advisory put in place on Friday, June 17 for Chestermere lake is lifted effective immediately.
“Repeated test results have shown a significant improvement in the water quality,” says Interim City Director, Cameron Wong. “After consultation with Alberta Health Services, we can safely open these beaches, park areas, and the water for the enjoyment of the public.”
The initial advisory was put into place due to excess enterococcus faecalis (fecal matter) in the water. The heavy rain of last week caused this dip in quality.
Since then, additional water testing showed the water is now safe for all lake activities. Water testing will continue throughout the summer.
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