August 10, 2018
LAC LA BICHE – Due to elevated levels of fecal coliforms currently present in the water of Lac La Biche at Camper’s Beach in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park located within the North Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS), AHS is advising the public not to swim or wade at Camper’s Beach on Lac La Biche effective immediately.
Elevated levels of fecal coliforms were detected via testing of the lake water, at this beach location. At current levels, skin, ear and eye infections may result from contact with the water at Camper’s Beach.
As always, 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 coliforms, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
AHS Environmental Public Health Inspectors will continue to monitor the water at Camper’s Beach.
This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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