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Recreational water quality results that do not meet the applicable criteria





<div class="ExternalClass2871577FEB4A4DAF85FB547FF421DE22"><p>​Metro Vancouver monitors the water quality of local recreational waters from May to September, testing beaches at least once a week to make sure the water is suitable for swimming and other recreational activities. This measure shows how often the water quality did not meet the criteria for recreational use.</p><p>Water is taken from about 120 sampling sites in 40 locations across the region and analyzed at Metro Vancouver’s Quality Control Laboratory. Metro Vancouver provides test results to regional health authorities, who then determine whether beaches should have notices posted to inform swimmers of a possible risk. Number of beach closure days is one of the performance measures identified in the <a href="/services/liquid-waste/integrated-liquid-waste-management-plan" target="_blank">Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan</a>.</p><p><a href="/services/liquid-waste/wastewater-testing-and-environmental-monitoring" target="_blank">Learn more about environmental testing and monitoring</a>​<br></p></div>Recreational Water Quality Results That Do Not Meet the aApplicable Criteria


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