Sunday, July 24, 2011
High rain volume creates unsafe bacteria levels in lake water.
Lake Bluff's Sunrise Beach remains closed to swimmers for the second straight day, according to Dave Peterson, director of Facilities and Recreation Services for the Lake Bluff Park District. According to the Chicago Park District website, "Due to heavy rains, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District opened locks on the Chicago River downtown and at Wilmette on July 23. When this occurs, a swim ban is in effect at all beaches until test results show low levels of bacteria in the water." Residents can still use the beach, but are prohibited from going into the water. The Lake County Health Department will contact the Lake Bluff Park District Monday (July 24) morning to determine if that ban will be lifted or not, according to Dave …
Friday, July 8, 2011
High bacteria count makes water unsafe; beach still open to residents.
Friday, July 8, 2011
No swimming signs have been posted at Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff effective today (July 8) through Monday (July 11) after the bacteria count in Lake Michigan rose to an unsafe level, according to Dave Peterson, director of Facilities and Recreation Services for the Lake Bluff Park District. Lake Bluff Park District officials were notified this morning (July 8) that the bacteria count had reached 1203 by the Lake County Department of Health. The normal range is 235 or more, according to Peterson. "They did not attribute the increase to anything," Peterson said. Sunrise Beach is the only one along the North Shore to be closed to swimmers during this time frame, Peterson said. Peterson said a sample is drawn from the beach waters every …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Committee gathering proposals from firms to file report in late fall on what expenditures may be necessary to repair facility.
Lake Bluff Park District officials received a pleasant surprise this spring when they discovered that the liner in their aquatic facility had held up well throughout the winter. This means that there will be one more swimming season for the pool without any extra repair costs. The pool will open June 4. “Everything looks great, and we’re ready to go again this summer,” said Dave Peterson, director of facilities and recreational services for the Lake Bluff Park District. Although park district leaders were hopeful the 40-year old pool would be able to hold up through one more summer, they could not say for sure that it would happen until after they saw the state of the liner following the thaw from this past winter. Last spring, the park …