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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Water Quality Advisory Lifted at Chestermere Lake

Swimming Advisory Lifted

Effective immediately, the water advisory has been lifted for all of Chestermere Lake. The advisory for lake activities was completely lifted today. Anniversary Beach, Sunset, and Cove Beaches have fully reopened. 

“Repeated test results have shown a significant improvement in the water quality,” says Interim City Director, Cameron Wong. “After consultation with Alberta Health Services, we can safely open these beaches, park areas, and the water for the enjoyment of the public.” 

On June 17, Alberta Health Services officials issued a water quality advisory for Anniversary Park Beach, Cove Park Beach and Sunset Park Beach. A few samples exceeded the provincial Enterococcus water quality guideline for recreation swimming, resulting in the advisory. The lowered water quality was the result of spring run-off and recent rain events Chestermere experienced.

Since then, additional testing above the weekly sampling was completed and results showed an improvement in water quality, with all levels well below AHS guidelines. Water testing will continue throughout the summer. 

The City thanks residents and visitors to the lake for their understanding and patience as these precautions were taken in the interest of public safety. 

For further information on Alberta Health Services’ lifting of this advisory, please visit Calgary Zone | Alberta Health Services

For more information, contact:

City of Chestermere
Melinda Lundy
Communications Team Lead
E: mlundy@chestermere.ca

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