Porcupine Lake Beach is posted with warning signs because the water may contain high levels of bacteria. The water is not recommended for swimming. The latest bacterial tests of the water indicated unacceptable levels of bacteria. An update will be posted once the advisory has been lifted.
CURRENT WATER ADVISORIES
For further information, visit our Water Advisories page.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some services at the Porcupine Health Unit are being scaled back to allow us to commit more resources to the response plan, and to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
The Porcupine Health Unit is currently employing their business continuity plan. Most in-person events, classes, home visits and community meetings are being cancelled, postponed or provided online until further notice. Please visit our Programs and Services page or call 1-800-461-1818 if you have any concerns or need further clarification.
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The Porcupine Health Unit works to protect your health and prevent illness. Environmental Health ensures owners and operators understand and comply with Ontario regulations. The public can visit our website at any time and view the most recent inspection reports for premises, including food premises, pools, hot tubs, personal service settings, licensed child care settings, children’s recreational camps, small drinking water systems and tanning facilities.