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UPDATE: The water quality testing has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 31.
52 lakes within the Halifax Regional Municipality will be tested for water quality on Monday, March 29, weather pending. These water quality samples will be collected by helicopter and by boat. Residents should be advised that the helicopter will be travelling at low altitude to obtain these samples.
Testing in this method is conducted every 10 years to test for nutrients, chlorophyll a and heavy metals. This work is separate from the supervised beach water quality testing program, which is completed weekly in July and August at all municipally-supervised beaches.
For more information on water testing, visit the website.