Page 22: Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition

Appendix F: Examples: Informative beach signs

F.1 Beach posting: example of an informative swimming advisory sign

Example of an informative swimming advisory sign

Beach posting: example of an informative swimming advisory sign
Description of the figure showing an example of an informative sign for a swimming advisory - Text Equivalent
The figure points out important components of an informative beach sign for when swimming advisory is issued. It shows the words "Warning" and "Water not suitable for swimming" in red text, and has a graphic of a person swimming inside a red circle with a line through it. It also provides text indicating that the fecal indicator bacteria levels have exceeded the recommended limits and that contact with the water may cause illness. Finally it has a space where contact information should be provided for the departments responsible for the monitoring and issuing of the posting.

F.2 Beach posting: example of an informative water suitable for swimming sign

Example of an informative water suitable for swimming sign

Beach posting: example of an informative water suitable for swimming sign
Description of the figure showing an example of an informative sign for when the water is suitable for swimming - Text Equivalent
The figure points out important components of an informative beach sign for when the water is suitable for swimming. It shows the words "Water Open" and "Suitable for swimming" in green text, and has a graphic of a person swimming inside a green circle. It also provides text indicating that the most recent samples indicated fecal indicator bacteria levels were below the recommended limits. Finally it has a space where contact information should be provided for the departments responsible for the monitoring and issuing of the posting.
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