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Archives of Beach Water Quality

2016 Archives

2016 Test results indicate amount of E.coli per 100 mL of water

Date Mooney’s
Bay
Swim
status
Britannia
Beach
Swim
status
Westboro
Beach
Swim
status
Petrie Island
East Bay
Swim
status
Petrie Island
River Beaches
Swim
status
August 27, 2016 27 green flag 22 green flag 66 green flag 95 green flag 37 green flag
August 26, 2016 32 green flag 20 green flag 365 red flag 101 green flag 59 green flag
August 25, 2016 200 red flag 11 green flag 33 green flag 18 green flag 90 green flag
August 24, 2016 188 red flag 14 green flag 42 green flag 34 green flag 56 green flag
August 23, 2016 129 green flag 18 green flag 47 green flag 39 green flag 77 green flag
August 22, 2016 81 green flag 95 green flag 66 green flag 108 green flag 128 green flag
August 21, 2016 188 green flag 23 green flag 82 green flag 64 green flag 95 green flag
August 20, 2016 70 green flag 10 green flag 34 green flag 203 red flag 193 red flag
August 19, 2016 575 red flag 26 green flag 24 green flag 106 red flag 806 red flag
August 18, 2016 223 red flag 18 green flag 51 green flag 309 red flag 758 red flag
August 17, 2016 341 red flag 32 green flag 89 green flag 219 red flag 214 red flag
August 16, 2016 236 red flag 14 green flag 14 green flag 135 red flag 402 red flag
August 15, 2016 1000 red flag 49 green flag 86 green flag 128 red flag 582 red flag
August 14, 2016  664  red flag  88  green flag  221  red flag  417  red flag  289  red flag 
August 13, 2016 282 red flag with image of a rain cloud 56 red flag with image of a rain cloud 67 red flag with image of a rain cloud 46 red flag with image of a rain cloud 60 red flag with image of a rain cloud
August 12, 2016 24 green flag 20 green flag 30 green flag 125 green flag 46 green flag
August 11, 2016 67 green flag 55 green flag 22 green flag 13 green flag 29 green flag
August 10, 2016 167 green flag 22 green flag 76 green flag 14 green flag 35 green flag
August 9, 2016 79 green flag 58 green flag 41 green flag 62 green flag 20 green flag
August 8, 2016 10 green flag 30 green flag 49 green flag 44 green flag 31 green flag
August 7, 2016 19 green flag 99 green flag 37 green flag 11 green flag 19 green flag
August 6, 2016 16 green flag 28 green flag 37 green flag 19 green flag 34 green flag
August 5, 2016 75 green flag 14 green flag 50 green flag 22 green flag 41 green flag
August 4, 2016 82 green flag 81 green flag 16 green flag 10 green flag 318 red flag
August 3, 2016 12 green flag 14 green flag 19 green flag 22 green flag 22 green flag
August 2, 2016 56 green flag 133 green flag 30 green flag 12 green flag 38 green flag
August 1, 2016 12 green flag 55 green flag 11 green flag 34 green flag 28 green flag
July 31, 2016 25 green flag 68 green flag 14 green flag 88 green flag 37 green flag
July 30, 2016 16 green flag 10 green flag 22 green flag 16 green flag 29 green flag
July 29, 2016 122 green flag 13 green flag 40 green flag 23 green flag 51 green flag
July 28, 2016 82 green flag 20 green flag 19 green flag 66 green flag 391 red flag
July 27, 2016 26 green flag 26 green flag 40 green flag 37 green flag 59 green flag
July 26, 2016 35 green flag 48 green flag 132 green flag 233 red flag 134 green flag
July 25, 2016 135 green flag 10 green flag 73 green flag 70 green flag 31 green flag
July 24, 2016 10 green flag 13 green flag 10 green flag 24 green flag 24 green flag
July 23, 2016 10 green flag 36 green flag 100 green flag 29 green flag 21 green flag
July 22, 2016 11 green flag 27 green flag 17 green flag 56 green flag 40 green flag
July 21, 2016 22 green flag 11 green flag 11 green flag 14 green flag 38 green flag
July 20, 2016 11 green flag 18 green flag 58 green flag 45 green flag 29 green flag
July 19, 2016 28 green flag 26 green flag 17 green flag 37 green flag 52 green flag
July 18, 2016 79 green flag 14 green flag 20 green flag 97 green flag 45 green flag
July 17, 2016 44 green flag 11 green flag 74 green flag 349 red flag 69 green flag
July 16, 2016 46 green flag 39 green flag 24 green flag 144 green flag 239 red flag
July 15, 2016 545 red flag 85 green flag 73 green flag 40 green flag 159 red flag
July 14, 2016 57 green flag 15 green flag 130 green flag 44 green flag 1000 red flag
July 13, 2016 42 green flag 127 green flag 11 green flag 273 red flag 177 green flag
July 12, 2016 27 green flag 52 green flag 13 green flag 72 green flag 86 green flag
July 11, 2016 131 red flag 31 green flag 33 green flag 176 green flag 167 red flag
July 10, 2016 244 red flag 69 green flag 42 green flag 58 green flag 609 red flag
July 9, 2016 19 green flag 10 green flag 22 green flag 91 green flag 186 green flag
July 8, 2016 17 green flag 31 green flag 14 green flag 16 green flag 40 green flag
July 7, 2016 43 green flag 18 green flag 15 green flag 529 red flag 37 green flag
July 6, 2016 10 green flag 11 green flag 95 green flag 11 green flag 16 green flag
July 5, 2016 11 green flag 11 green flag 23 green flag 20 green flag 28 green flag
July 4, 2016 18 green flag 10 green flag 53 green flag 12 green flag 23 green flag
July 3, 2016 16 green flag 18 green flag 45 green flag 26 green flag 61 green flag
July 2. 2016 38 green flag 52 green flag 335 red flag 18 green flag 82 green flag
July 1, 2016 11 green flag 14 green flag 18 green flag 15 green flag 16 green flag
June 30, 2016 11 green flag 14 green flag 37 green flag 15 green flag 52 green flag
June 29, 2016 19 green flag 91 green flag 39 green flag 21 green flag 41 green flag
June 28, 2016 11 green flag 26 green flag 218 red flag 27 green flag 225 red flag
June 27, 2016 69 green flag 10 green flag 26 green flag 14 green flag 52 green flag
June 26, 2016 10 green flag 13 green flag 49 green flag 12 green flag 15 green flag
June 25, 2016 15 green flag 10 green flag 12 green flag 12 green flag 37 green flag
June 24, 2016 28 green flag 12 green flag 12 green flag 28 green flag 42 green flag
June 23, 2016 11 green flag 14 green flag 14 green flag 28 green flag 81 green flag
June 22, 2016 11 green flag 19 green flag 46 green flag 18 green flag 93 green flag
June 21, 2016 10 green flag 15 green flag 46 green flag 29 green flag 96 green flag
June 20, 2016 11 green flag 12 green flag 10 green flag 58 green flag 231 red flag
June 19, 2016 10 green flag 20  green flag 31  green flag 20 green flag 27  green flag
June 18, 2016 10  green flag 11  green flag 11  green flag 11  green flag 20 green flag
June 17, 2016   14 green flag  10  green flag  15 green flag  15  green flag  27  green flag 
Swim No-swim Advisory No-swim advisory
due to rainfall
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Daily Beach Water Quality Results

Daily testing of water quality at Ottawa beaches is over for 2016. Beaches are no longer supervised by lifeguards. Please exercise caution when visiting beaches.

For more information call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744.

Recreational water samples are tested for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When elevated levels of E.coli are detected in the water, it is probable that other organisms - which can pose a risk to your health - are likely present. A no-swimming advisory will be issued if bacteria levels are over 200 E. coli per 100mL of water tested for one day; or if bacteria levels are over 100 E. coli per 100mL of water tested on two or more consecutive days. When a no-swim advisory is in effect, people should not swim due to the risk of getting a skin, ear, throat or even gastro-intestinal illness.

A 24-hour no-swim advisory may be in place at the beaches after significant rainfall.

*Please note Ottawa Public Health collects beach water samples every day. The results take 18 to 24 hours to process in the laboratory, and as such, swim and no-swim advisories are based on sample results taken from the previous day. 

Swim

No-swim
advisory

No-swim advisory
due to rainfall

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Archives of Beach Water Quality

Beaches

Beach information

The City of Ottawa Beaches are no longer supervised.
The public washroom facilities and equipment rentals are no longer available. 

 

Beach

Description

Amenities

Britannia beach 
2805 Carling Ave. 
map
613-820-1211
WEST
Located on the Ottawa River at Britannia Bay, the beach is great for swimming, picnics or just watching the sailboats go by on a beautiful summer day.
  • outdoor showers
  • Picnic tables and barbecue pits
  • Play structures and fields
  • swimming lane
Mooney's Bay beach
2926 Riverside Drive 
map
613-248-0863
SOUTH
A popular summer destination for swimmers, rowers, and volleyball players, the beach is located on the east shore of the Rideau River just south of Carleton University.
  • Washrooms and change rooms
  • Pay parking (7 am to 6 pm)
  • Seasonal parking passes available at the Terry Fox Field House – 2960 Riverside Dr
  • Canteen
    m.el.samrout@gmail.com
  • Picnic tables and barbecue pits
  • Tennis courts and play structures

Petrie Island beach

727 Trim Road

 map

613- 824-5704

EAST

Ottawa’s newest beach offers a wonderful sandy beach and spectacular views across the Ottawa River

Westboro beach
745 Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
(formally Ottawa River Parkway)
map
613-792-3875
 CENTRAL
A somewhat smaller beach and park located on NCC property at Kitchissippi Lookout on the Ottawa River.

Daily beach water quality results

Daily testing of water quality at Ottawa beaches is over for 2016. Beaches are no longer supervised by lifeguards. Please exercise caution when visiting beaches.

For more information call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744.

Recreational water samples are tested for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When elevated levels of E.coli are detected in the water, it is probable that other organisms - which can pose a risk to your health - are likely present. A no-swimming advisory will be issued if bacteria levels are over 200 E. coli per 100mL of water tested for one day; or if bacteria levels are over 100 E. coli per 100mL of water tested on two or more consecutive days. When a no-swim advisory is in effect, people should not swim due to the risk of getting a skin, ear, throat or even gastro-intestinal illness.

A 24-hour no-swim advisory may be in place at the beaches after significant rainfall.

*Please note Ottawa Public Health collects beach water samples every day. The results take 18 to 24 hours to process in the laboratory, and as such, swim and no-swim advisories are based on sample results taken from the previous day. 

 

Rain flag


 

Swim No-swim advisory No-swim advisory due to rainfall