Whitby Beach

Whitby, Ontario
Administrado por Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Whitby Beach is close to the harbour and the Iroquois Park sports complex. About 4 km west of the harbour you can find Lynde Shores Conservation Area. This spot offers you a 500-acre wilderness oasis that has managed to elude industrialization. About 4 km east of the harbour, you can find the entry to Camp X (aka, Intrepid Park). This site commemorates the covert Canadian/British School for Secret Agents that occupied this site between 1941-1946.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Estado Especial
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 27th, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 4 Junio to 15 Septiembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

Durham Region Health Department monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts June 4 and ends August 27, 2018.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

Durham Region Health Department issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/beaches.aspx.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Whitby Beach

Whitby, Ontario
Administrado por Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Estado Especial
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 27th, 2018. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
9°C
A mix of sun and clouds

Whitby Beach is close to the harbour and the Iroquois Park sports complex. About 4 km west of the harbour you can find Lynde Shores Conservation Area. This spot offers you a 500-acre wilderness oasis that has managed to elude industrialization. About 4 km east of the harbour, you can find the entry to Camp X (aka, Intrepid Park). This site commemorates the covert Canadian/British School for Secret Agents that occupied this site between 1941-1946.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 4 Junio to 15 Septiembre

SOURCE INFORMATION

Durham Region Health Department monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts June 4 and ends August 27, 2018.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites.

Durham Region Health Department issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.

Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water.

Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https://www.durham.ca/en/health-and-wellness/beaches.aspx.

In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli / 100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

DISCLAIMER:

Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL.

Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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