Municipality of Bayham

Beach Water Postings

The water at the Port Burwell Municipal Beach in Elgin County is tested weekly in the months of July and August by Elgin St. Thomas Public Health for the presence of high levels of bacterial contamination:

Beach testing begins the first week of July and finishes on the last week of August.

Please refer to the Elgin St. Thomas Public Health Unit for weekly updates.



Please note: Rough water or heavy rains can result in high levels of bacteria at any time during the week. At high levels, these bacteria can cause intestinal illness or infections of the eyes, ears, nose or throat. The public is advised to consider recent weather conditions when deciding on whether or not to go swimming.