The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper’s recreational water monitoring program conducts tests along the river at key access points within the city of Edmonton and this week’s results are now available in Swim Guide. The program tests for E. Coli, which is the standard bacterial indicator for recreational water quality as established by Health Canada guidelines. A beach is posted red when levels exceed 200 CFU/100ml (colony forming units of E. Coli per 100 ml of water) and green when levels are equal to or below 200 CFU/100ml. Please note that results only reflect water quality at the time of sampling and that E. coli levels are only one of many factors that affect the overall risk level of recreation activities in moving water.
Water Quality Update: Sampled Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Test Result: 130 CFU/100ml
Test Result: 74 CFU/100ml
Test Result: 238 CFU/100ml
Test Result: 35 CFU/100ml
Conditions on day of sampling: Sunny and clear, breezy
Click here for last week’s results.
Read our earlier blog post outlining the details of the monitoring program and to learn more about how to determine the safety of recreation in the river. The results posted here only reflect the water quality at the time of sampling and are only one of many factors that affect the risks associated with recreation in a moving body of water.