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Public Service Announcement
Cunard Beach Closed to Swimmers
(Thursday, August 12/2004)-- The HRM-supervised portion of Cunard Beach, on Williams Lake in Halifax, is closed to the public due to water quality problems, effective immediately.
Regular testing at the beach showed high bacteria levels in the lake water. Testing of the waters will continue and the beach will re-open once fecal coliform levels are at the recommended level for the public to use (under 400 ppm.)
"No Swimming" signs have been posted and Beach Program staff will remain on duty during regular hours to advise the public of the closure.
HRM thanks the public for its cooperation and apologizes for any inconvenience.
Corporate Communications Officer
Manager, Aquatic Services