AHS issues water quality advisory for Chestermere Lake

The public is advised to not swim in Chestermere Lake

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has issued a water quality advisory for the public to not swim in parts of Chestermere Lake due to elevated fecal bacteria levels.

The public is advised not to swim or wade in the water at Anniversary Park Beach, Cove Park Beach and Sunset Park Beach.

Gastrointestinal illness may result from contact with the water and there is the possibility of skin, ear, and eye infections with water contact, the advisory said.

If the public does access the water at Anniversary Park Beach, Cove Park Beach and Sunset Park Beach, they are asked to take precautions to protect themselves, by avoiding contact with the face and mouth and washing hands after being in the water.

Hand washing will also help protect against skin, ear, and eye infections.

AHS is also reminding visitors and residents to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any river, lake, or reservoir.

AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water of Anniversary Park Beach, Cove Park Beach and Sunset Park Beach at Chestermere Lake.

Signage will be posted at common beach access points.

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

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