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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Annual Beach Sampling

annual bathing beach sampling 2021

The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will begin the annual bathing beach sampling season on June 7, 2021.  Beaches are sampled and tested for E.Coli bacteria consistent with the  Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Public Bathing Beach Law (Public Act 368 of 1978).  Samples are calculated to determine daily geometric means which must not exceed 300 colonies per 100 milliliters of water.  Secondly, the results must not exceed 30-day geometric means (after five sampling events) of 130 colonies per 100 milliliters.  If samples exceed these limits, beaches will be closed until acceptable results are obtained. 

OCHD will post beach closure and re-opening information on their website at: https://www.oakgov.com/health/services/environmental-health/Documents/Beach%20Closure%205-10-21.pdf

For more information about the beach sampling program and results, please visit: https://www.oakgov.com/health/services/environmental-health/Pages/beaches.aspx

The following Waterford Township Beaches have been selected: 

  • Burlingham Lake Park 1&2 - 227 & 228 (Huntoon Lake)
  • Lakeland Association 1&2 Beach 257 & 152 (Eagle Lake)
  • Lanarh St Beach 261 - Right of Way to Lake
  • Whitfield-Maceday Assoc. North Beach 239

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