Water quality advisory issued for Hasse Lake

EDMONTON – Due to elevated levels of fecal bacteria currently present in the water of Hasse Lake (located within the Edmonton Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS)), AHS is advising the public not to swim or wade in Hasse Lake, effective immediately.

Elevated levels of fecal bacteria were detected via testing of the lake water, at this beach location. At current levels, gastrointestinal illness may result from contact with the water at Hasse Lake. As well, there is the possibility of skin, ear and eye infections with water contact.

As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal bacteria, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

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

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For media inquiries, contact:

Kirsten Goruk
AHS Communications