BAZETTA TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A bacteria contamination advisory at Mosquito Lake has ended.
The advisory, which was issued Wednesday morning, was removed Friday morning.
The advisory came after high levels of E. coli were detected in a sample taken on Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Such an advisory is posted when the level of bad bacteria in the water has reached unsafe levels and could make you sick. Children, the elderly and those in ill health or with weakened immune systems are advised not to swim.
The levels were higher than were detected during a previous contamination advisory that was issued on Aug. 11 and that expired the next day.
Prior to that, a bacteria advisory for the lake hasn’t been issued since 2016.
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Sampling occurs once every two weeks unless bacteria levels exceed a certain level.