E.coli at worst-ever levels in Lake Ontario: advocacy group

E.coli at worst-ever levels in Lake Ontario: advocacy group

Recent water samples taken from Lake Ontario show the worst levels of contaminants and E.coli that one advocacy group has ever seen. “Our tests show that bacteria levels in the Toronto harbour are quite literally off the charts,” Krystyn Tully, of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, said on Friday. “‘Too numerous to count’ is the technical result that we’re getting. Bacteria levels are at least 30 times higher than federal standards for the protection of boaters and at least 300 times higher than provincial standards for the protection of swimmers.”

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