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Cunard Pond Beach water quality advisory is in effect. – Waterfront Media Halifax

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Cunard Pond Beach Recreational Water Quality Advisory in Effect

Halifax Regional Municipality advises residents that a water quality advisory is in place at Cunard Pond beach in Halifax due to the high levels of bacteria in the water. Residents are advised not to swim at this beach until the advisory on recreational water quality is lifted.

While there is a recreational water-quality advisory in place, the use of the beach is at the risk of the user. Lifeguards are on site during normal hours to warn against swimming.

This is a beach that has been supervised. In July and August, municipal staff test the water at all beaches under supervision. Recent tests indicate that bacteria levels on this beach are higher than the Health Canada guidelines.

Dogs, birds, wildlife, and climate change impacts, like high temperatures, low water levels, and recent heavy rain, can all cause high bacteria levels.

The staff will continue to test the water, and lift the advisory once the bacteria levels have returned to the guidelines set by Health Canada. When this advisory is lifted, the municipality will notify residents.

Visit our Beaches page for more information about municipal beaches and outdoor swimming pools in the region.