The Sudbury and District Health Unit has issued a swimming advisory for both Moonlight Beach and Bell Grove Beach in Greater Sudbury.
The advisory was issued after routine water samples exceeded "acceptable bacteriological water quality standards," the health unit said in a release. Aug. 12.
As a result, signs have been posted at both beaches to notify the public that the beach water quality is not suitable for recreational use at this time.
"Going into the water when bacteria are present in high concentrations puts bathers at risk for infections," said the health unit. "Illness can occur if swimmers swallow beach water; if water gets into their ears, eyes, or nose; or if it comes in contact with open wounds."
The health unit will continue to monitor the water quality and will issue a notice when bacteria levels return to acceptable standards.
For more information on beach water quality, visit www.sdhu.com.