How harmful are E. coli bacteria?
Some strains of E. coli can make people sick if ingested with water at swimming
facilities. In general, however, the E. coli test is used as an indication that some
harmful organisms may be present at a swimming facility.

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1. Are there lifeguards at Lakeville's beaches?
2. Are the lakes safe to swim in?
3. What do we look for when we sample?
4. Why are swimming beaches sometimes closed?
5. When do you open the swimming beach once it is closed?
6. Can you eat the fish?
7. How harmful are E. coli bacteria?