"No Swim" advisories at Ottawa beaches way up in 2017
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By Alex Abdelwahab, Ottawa Metro News, August 28, 2017

It's a wrap on beach season in Ottawa, after a summer filled with "no swim" advisories.

According to information provided by Ottawa Public Health, each of the cities beaches had more "no swim" days than in the previous four years.

Ottawa Public Health conducts daily testing of water quality at Ottawa's beaches throughout the swim season and issues "no swim" advisories if bacteria levels are over 200 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water tested for one day; or if bacteria levels are over 100 E. coli per 100 ml of water tested on two or more consecutive days.