Beach 7 - Waterworks

Millcreek, Pennsylvania

Check for signs posted at the beach before swimming at Presque Isle State Park. The picnic pavillion on this beach makes it a perfect spot for family reunions or other large group get togethers, the playground on the beach is a fun addition to a picnic as well. Waterworks Beach is a great spot for fishing and has a convenient wheelchair ramp down to the water (free loaner beach wheelchairs are available at the park). There are washrooms and a lifeguard on site. Waterworks is near Yellow Bike rental, where you can rent bikes or even a Segway to tour the park in style. Waterworks was originally the source of freshwater for the city of Erie, which is how it got it’s name. A pump house was built here in 1908 to supply the city, the pump house is now used to control the zebra mussel population in the lake.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Qualité de l’eau était satisfaisante dans 95 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Août 27th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
6°C
Ciel couvert
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 27 Mai à 31 Août

SOURCES

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) monitors water quality at beaches in this region from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Water qualities are collected daily at Presque Isle State Park. Results are posted at the Lifeguard Headquarters ( 814-833-0526).

If the E. coli level in a water sample is greater than or equal to 235 cfu/100ml, but less than 1,000 cfu/100ml, the beach will be posted with a swimming advisory. Swimming will be permitted and the public will be informed that the E. coli level exceeds standards and what precautions to take if they choose to enter the water. If the E. coli is equal to or greater than 1,000 cfu/100 ml, the beach will be posted with a swimming restriction and swimming will not be permitted. When an E. coli level drops below 1,000cfu/100ml but remains above 235 cfu/100ml, the beach will be posted as an advisory. Advisories will be lifted only when resampling indicates a bacteria level below 235. If an advisory or a restriction is posted, only the posted beaches will be re-sampled for three consecutive days.
A beach is marked Green when results come back with counts between 0 cfu/100ml - 234 cfu/100 ml.
A beach is marked Red when results come back with counts between 235 cfu/100ml - 1000 cfu/100ml
Swimming is restricted when counts come back > 1000 cfu/100 ml :
A beach is marked Grey when the information is over a week old.

Beaches will be designated with "Special Status" if the information does not become readily available.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Beach 7 - Waterworks

Millcreek, Pennsylvania

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Qualité de l’eau était satisfaisante dans 95 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Août 27th, 2018. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
6°C
Ciel couvert

Check for signs posted at the beach before swimming at Presque Isle State Park. The picnic pavillion on this beach makes it a perfect spot for family reunions or other large group get togethers, the playground on the beach is a fun addition to a picnic as well. Waterworks Beach is a great spot for fishing and has a convenient wheelchair ramp down to the water (free loaner beach wheelchairs are available at the park). There are washrooms and a lifeguard on site. Waterworks is near Yellow Bike rental, where you can rent bikes or even a Segway to tour the park in style. Waterworks was originally the source of freshwater for the city of Erie, which is how it got it’s name. A pump house was built here in 1908 to supply the city, the pump house is now used to control the zebra mussel population in the lake.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 27 Mai à 31 Août

SOURCES

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) monitors water quality at beaches in this region from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Water qualities are collected daily at Presque Isle State Park. Results are posted at the Lifeguard Headquarters ( 814-833-0526).

If the E. coli level in a water sample is greater than or equal to 235 cfu/100ml, but less than 1,000 cfu/100ml, the beach will be posted with a swimming advisory. Swimming will be permitted and the public will be informed that the E. coli level exceeds standards and what precautions to take if they choose to enter the water. If the E. coli is equal to or greater than 1,000 cfu/100 ml, the beach will be posted with a swimming restriction and swimming will not be permitted. When an E. coli level drops below 1,000cfu/100ml but remains above 235 cfu/100ml, the beach will be posted as an advisory. Advisories will be lifted only when resampling indicates a bacteria level below 235. If an advisory or a restriction is posted, only the posted beaches will be re-sampled for three consecutive days.
A beach is marked Green when results come back with counts between 0 cfu/100ml - 234 cfu/100 ml.
A beach is marked Red when results come back with counts between 235 cfu/100ml - 1000 cfu/100ml
Swimming is restricted when counts come back > 1000 cfu/100 ml :
A beach is marked Grey when the information is over a week old.

Beaches will be designated with "Special Status" if the information does not become readily available.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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