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One beach open, one beach posted in the City of Oshawa

Oshawa has hit even keel in terms of beach water quality this week.

The Durham Region Health Department has deemed Lakeview Beach West is safe for swimming.

However, Lakeview Beach East has been posted for high E. coli levels.

The latest round of beach water testing for the week was released on Thursday, Aug. 9

Beaches are ‘posted’ as unfit for swimming when E. coli levels exceed the provincial standard of 200 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Public Health Ontario Laboratory in Peterborough provides analysis of all water samples submitted for testing.

The health department reminds the public not to swim in beach water for at least 48 hours after heavy rainfall, as bacteria levels can increase due to run-off.

For more information about the Health Department’s Beach Monitoring program, visit, or call the Environmental Help Line at 905-723-3818 or 1-888-777-9613.