How long will the beach remain closed?

Water is a hostile environment to the bacteria, so they generally do not live long in water. Factors such as wind and wave action, as well as UV light from the sun will help to reduce the level of bacteria. The length of time this takes in unpredictable, however it is usually less than 48 hours. It is important to note that bacteria levels may remain high if a continuous source of pollution is impacting the area.

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1. What is E. coli?
2. What are the risks associated with bacteria in the water?
3. How are the beaches sampled?
4. Why do the beaches close?
5. How long will the beach remain closed?
6. When will the beach re-open?
7. How do the bacteria get in the water?
8. How do I know if it is safe to swim?