No swimming at Crystal Lake public beach due to elevated E.coli

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Crystal Lake public beach failed testing for E.coli on June 20. New test results will be released on June 24.
Crystal Lake public beach failed testing for E.coli on June 20. New test results will be released on June 23.

MANCHESTER, NH — Weekly testing of public swimming areas has resulted in the temporary closure Tuesday of Crystal Lake Public Beach on Bodwell Road. On June 20, levels of E. coli bacteria exceeded safe levels:

E. Coli per 100 ml:   202 Lake Right
E. Coli per 100 ml:  131 Lake Left

The water will be tested on June 22 and results will be posted on June 23 on the city’s Water Quality report page. Normal hours at Crystal Lake Beach are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for city residents. Non-city residents may not swim after 4 p.m.

E.coli.
E.coli.

According to the CDC website:  E.coli are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. E. coli are a large and diverse group of bacteria. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses. Click here for more on E.coli, including the latest CDC warning about a multi-state E.coli outbreak involving E.coli contamination in flour, and the official state-by-state map of reported outbreaks.


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