Westwood Lake closed for swimming due to poor water quality

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
August 9, 2018 - 5:16pm

Westwood Lake is closed until further notice due to high levels of E.Coli.Bev Yeomans/Facebook

NANAIMO — A hugely popular summer swimming hole in Nanaimo is closed until further notice due to poor water quality.

The City said Island Health informed them the E.Coli count in Westwood Lake exceeds the allowable limit and swimming is not recommended.

A further test will be done on Friday, Aug. 10 with results expected on Saturday to determine if the water will re-open for swimming.

Island Health's website said "The presence of E.Coli in a water sample indicates that bacteria capable of causing illness may be present in the water system."

The park remains open for hiking and walking.

 

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