Kits Beach is closed again for having 4x the acceptable E. Coli levels
Huh, alright, well that’s definitely something. Kitsilano Beach is once again closed to the public for swimming due to high E. Coli levels in the water. What’s crazy though is just how high that number is- it’s sitting at 4 TIMES(!!) the upper limit.
Here’s what you should know.
Attention: Kitsilano Beach is closed for swimming due to e. coli in the water. Staff are in the process of putting up signage at the beach. View the latest water quality samples from @VCHhealthcare here: https://t.co/bJgSEp0CtS #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/iK7f8W0gl7
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) August 12, 2019
The Vancouver Park Board places the limit for E. Coli samples at under 400 per 100ml sample, at the latest one at Kits contained just over 1700. The risks involved with swimming in the water include gastrointestinal problems and skin/eye infections.
While no reason has been given for these extremely high levels, those looking to hit the beach today can go practically anywhere else along that stretch of beach and be fine.
Personally, we recommend Spanish Banks instead.