PLM took six water samples on 6/7/18 and found no problems with E. Coli bacteria. Levels of less than 130 are considered safe. Levels of 4 or less were found at each of our six sampling sites. The presence of these trace amounts is common and can be due to geese and other wildlife.
E. Coli is not visible to the human eye. The blue-green "oil slick" on some shorelines is likely an algae being fed by the additional nutrients being washed into the water and not an indication of E. Coli contamination.
PLM will repeat the tests again next week and in mid-July. Results will be communicated as they are received.
The Christie Lake Association pays for a water testing program each year and is covering the addition of these E. Coli tests this year. If you have not yet joined the association, please use the "Subscribe" button on the right side of this page to sign up via PayPal, or mail a check to CLA treasurer Mary Kilmartin.
Update: Six more water samples were collected on 6/14/18. All levels of E-coli were <1. Levels < 130 are considered safe for swimming.
Update: The third set of water samples were taken on 7/19 and all E-coli readings were again < 1. Good news!