Water Quality Advisory issued for Moose Lake Provincial Park Beach

August 11, 2017

BONNYVILLE – Due to elevated levels of fecal coliforms currently present in the water of Moose Lake Provincial Park Beach (located within the North Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS)), AHS is advising the public not to swim or wade in this specific beach area of Moose Lake, effective immediately.

The public is also advised not to drink untreated water from any recreational body of water, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal coliforms, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Elevated levels of fecal coliforms were detected via testing of the lake water, at the Provincial Park Beach location. At current levels, skin, ear and eye infections may result from contact with the water at the Provincial Park Beach at Moose Lake.

AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water at Moose Lake.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

- 30 -

For media inquiries, contact:

Lloyd Fischer
AHS Communications
(780) 830-3537