Full copy of 2018 Beach Water Monitoring Report [PDF].
All Huron County beaches were sampled a minimum of 21 days. Port Blake Beach, Goderich Main beach, and Ashfield Township Park Beach had the highest per cent of sample days exceeding the provincial beach water standard of 200 E. coli CFU/100 ml (Table 1). When summed, Huron County beaches exceeded the provincial standard on 17% of the days sampled. The daily geomeans for each beach are contained in the Beach Water Monitoring Report.
Table 1: Number of days Huron County public beaches were sampled in 2018 and per cent of sampling days exceeding provincial limit for E. coli
|Beach||Number of sample days exceeding 200 E. coli CFU/100 ml||Total number of sample days||Per cent sample days exceeding 200 E. coli CFU/100 ml|
|Ashfield Township Park||8||27||30%|
|Goderich – Main||9||29||31%|
|Goderich – Rotary Cove||5||29||17%|
|Goderich – St. Christopher’s||6||29||21%|
|Hay Township Park||5||26||19%|