Tobey Prinz

Chicago, Illinois

Named after the leader of Chicago's "Save the Beaches" campaign, Tobey Prinz Beach can be found just in front of Loyola Park on the Shore of Lake Michigan. The beach is located on the end of Pratt Boulevard, and was in fact known as Pratt Beach until its name was changed to commemorate the contributions Toby Prinz made to preserving beaches and parkland in the area. It is accessible by car, with a limited number of parking spaces available close to the water, or by public transit on the 96, 147, or 155 bus routes.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • L’eau était satisfaisante dans 60 à 94 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
4°C
Ciel clair et ensoleilé
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées tous les jours de 25 Mai à 4 Septembre

SOURCES

Chicago Park District monitors beaches daily from May 27 to September 5. When sample results are reported on the County's website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Recreational public beaches in Illinois are tested at least once every week, typically from May to September. In popular beach areas such as Chicago, beaches are tested five times per week or even daily.

New to 2017, The Chicago Park District Department of Cultural and Natural Resources (DCNR) will be testing for Enterococci instead of culturing live E. coli bacteria cells. Doing so allows for quicker results: DCNR are able to get water quality results back within 3-4 hours instead of the typical 18-24 hours. DCNR then posts same day results for people to see.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Tobey Prinz

Chicago, Illinois

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • L’eau était satisfaisante dans 60 à 94 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
4°C
Ciel clair et ensoleilé

Named after the leader of Chicago's "Save the Beaches" campaign, Tobey Prinz Beach can be found just in front of Loyola Park on the Shore of Lake Michigan. The beach is located on the end of Pratt Boulevard, and was in fact known as Pratt Beach until its name was changed to commemorate the contributions Toby Prinz made to preserving beaches and parkland in the area. It is accessible by car, with a limited number of parking spaces available close to the water, or by public transit on the 96, 147, or 155 bus routes.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées tous les jours de 25 Mai à 4 Septembre

SOURCES

Chicago Park District monitors beaches daily from May 27 to September 5. When sample results are reported on the County's website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Recreational public beaches in Illinois are tested at least once every week, typically from May to September. In popular beach areas such as Chicago, beaches are tested five times per week or even daily.

New to 2017, The Chicago Park District Department of Cultural and Natural Resources (DCNR) will be testing for Enterococci instead of culturing live E. coli bacteria cells. Doing so allows for quicker results: DCNR are able to get water quality results back within 3-4 hours instead of the typical 18-24 hours. DCNR then posts same day results for people to see.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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