Beach Water Monitoring Reports

Full copy of 2018 Beach Water Monitoring Report [PDF].

Past and present data on beach water quality at Huron County beaches can be found on the myPerthHuron website in the Environment domain.

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
Amberley 5 27 19%
Ashfield Township Park 8 27 30%
Bayfield Main 1 26 4%
Bayfield South 1 26 4%
Black’s Point 1 25 4%
Goderich – Main 9 29 31%
Goderich – Rotary Cove 5 29 17%
Goderich – St. Christopher’s 6 29 21%
Hay Township Park 5 26 19%
Houston Heights 1 25 4%
Port Albert 5 26 19%
Port Blake 10 30 33%
St. Joseph’s 6 27 22%
Sunset 1 21 5%
Total 64 373 17%