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Health Unit: Merrickville Beach safe for swimming again

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You don’t need to worry about E. coli bacteria in Merrickville Beach this weekend.

The latest results from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s beach monitoring program “indicated acceptable levels of bacteria” in the water, meaning it’s safe to swim in, according to the organization.

The first batch of results, released late last week, showed high concentrations of E. coli in the water, which can give swimmers ear, eye, and throat infections.

The public beach at the Rideau Ferry Yacht Club in Lanark County is also safe to swim in now, and Almonte Public Beach in Mississippi Mills is unsafe, according to the Health Unit.

The next water testing results will be released on July 15th.

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