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Water quality advisory issued for Pigeon Lake

AHS detected elevated levels of fecal bacteria present in the water of Zeiner Park Beach

Anyone planning on going to Pigeon Lake during the long Canada Day weekend should know a water quality advisory has been issued.

Due to elevated levels of fecal bacteria present in the water of Zeiner Park Beach at Pigeon Lake, which is located within Alberta Health Services’ Central and Edmonton zones, the public is being advised not to swim or wade at that location immediately.

At current levels of fecal bacteria, gastrointestinal illness may result from ingestion of the water at Zeiner Park Beach at Pigeon Lake. As well, there is the possibility of skin, ear, and eye infections with water contact.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice. AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water at Zeiner Park Beach.

AHS reminds visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal bacteria, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.



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