Kitsilano Beach reopens for water recreation again after being closed for high E. coli levels

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      Kitsilano Beach has been reopened to water activity for a second time this summer after getting the all clear from Vancouver Coastal Health.

      The Vancouver Park Board announced on August 13 that Kitsilano Beach has been reopened.

      The beach was closed on August 12 after one out of four individual water samples taken from Kitsilano Beach on August 9 as found to contain 1,723 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water. (The others were 10 and 31 E. coli).

      The health standard is 400 or less E. coli per 100 millilitres of water for individual water samples (for average water samples, the health standard is 200 E. coli or less per 100 millilitres of water.

      Beach water quality samples taken at Kitsilano Beach on August 12 were found to consist of two samples at 10 E. coli, one at 20 E. coli, and a third at 199 E. coli.

      The only continuing beach closure is Snug Cove on Bowen Island, which has been closed since June 27 after average E. coli samples exceeded the health standard.

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