The public beaches of Pelee Island have signs posted to inform swimmers of the status of the water quality around the island in terms of blue-green algae. Please note the Windsor Essex County Health Unit will NOT be performing weekly beach inspections or testing beach water for the presence of E. Coli for the 2020 season.
2.) Advisory: WATER QUALITY ADVISORY
This water may contain blue-green algae capable of producing toxins that can be dangerous to humans and pets.
FOR YOUR SAFETY…
• If the water is cloudy, looks like green paint or pea soup, or has a floating scum layer or floating clumps:
– Do not swim or swallow water.
– Do not allow pets to swim or drink water.
– Do not allow children to play in scum layer from shoreline.
• Rinse off after swimming.
3.) Closed: UNSAFE FOR WADING OR SWIMMING
High levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae have been identified in this water. Exposure to blue-green algae may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever in humans and pets. Anyone who comes in contact with blue-green algae should rinse off with fresh water.