Health department: All area beaches open for swimming

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 11:36 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health conducted beach water samplings at 38 licensed beaches on Tuesday. There were no reports of increased bacterial levels.

All beaches will be open.

To prevent illness associated with swimming, all licensed beaches on the 13 lakes in McHenry County are tested every two weeks for E. coli throughout the summer to determine water quality. Additional and more frequent sampling is done when elevated bacterial levels are found.    

Water sampling results are reported to the appropriate beach authorities. The health department will post an advisory or closed signage for beaches with elevated E. coli results. 

All beach water results and locations are available at www.mcdh.info or by calling 815-334-4585.

– Northwest Herald

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