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June 24, 2017:  THE BEACH REMAINS CLOSED
We just received test results from our sample taken on Thursday late afternoon and our algae levels are still too high for recreational swimming so the beach will remain closed for the weekend. We will likely send in another test on Monday and will continue to test until it is safe to swim again. Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time.
Below are some links regarding health concerns and blue-green algae.

http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/bluegreenalgae/Default.aspx?show=humans

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/water/bg-algae/healthconcerns.htm





Beach Hours

The beach is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The beach will no longer have lifeguards on duty after mid-August; however, the beach will remain open to use through Labor Day weekend at your own risk. Also, the department may close the beach on other dates as deemed necessary.

Water Quality Sign Postings
Important, Please Read
Signs will be placed on the lifeguard tower and two lifeguard chairs that will signify the current status of the beach water quality.

A GREEN good sign will be posted when E. coli counts are less than 235 units per 100 mL of water according to the EPA's good water quality guideline.

A YELLOW advisory sign will be posted when E. coli counts are between 235 and 999 units per 100 mL of water. This means that the E. coli levels are elevated, however do not warrant closing the beach per the EPA's good water quality guidelines.

A RED closed sign will be posted when E. coli counts exceed 1,000 units per 100 mL of water. This means that the counts are too high for safe swimming. The water will be retested daily until the counts reach a safe level and the beach can be reopened.

More information regarding E. coli can be found at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.

Pewaukee Beach is closed due to testing for Blue Green Algae.

It is highly recommended that

patrons stay out of the water

until further notice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BLUE GREEN ALGAE,
CONTACT THE WISCONSIN DNR WEBSITE

DNR.WI.GOV