press release

Beach Water Sampling Enhancements

Point Edward, ON – Lambton County beach-goers will be able to again get more accurate and timely water quality notifications thanks to a predictive beach-water sampling system that was introduced in 2018 by Lambton Public Health (LPH).

Water at five of Lambton’s public beaches will be monitored on a daily basis by LPH while two others will be sampled weekly starting on June 3, 2019. Beach-water testing continues until the end of August.

“The predictive beach model monitoring system provides a more accurate representation of water quality and allows us to relay this information to the public sooner,” says Theresa Warren, Public Health Inspector with Lambton Public Health.

Water quality status reports:

  • Text the word Beach to 226-909-3003
  • Call Beach InfoLine 519-383-3816, toll-free 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3816
  • Website

Beaches monitored daily (Monday-Friday) using predictive models:

  • Grand Bend (North Beach)
  • Grand Bend (South Beach)
  • Ipperwash Main Beach
  • Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park)
  • Canatara Park

Beaches monitored weekly (water sampling with lab analysis):

  • Pinery Provincial Park
  • C.J. McEwen Beach

No sampling occurs along the St. Clair River; however, a caution sign, advising of high bacteria levels following heavy rainfall, has been permanently placed at:

  • Branton Cundick Park
  • Brander Park
  • Seager Park


Please contact:

Theresa Warren
Public Health Inspector
County of Lambton 
519-383-8331 ext. 3576