Bathing Beach Water Quality Monitoring
Macomb County has approximately 12 miles of Lake St. Clair shoreline, 3 beaches located on Lake St. Clair, and 2 additional inland lake beaches.
Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach-HCMA: Lake St. Clair
New Baltimore-Walter & Mary Burke Park: Lake St. Clair
St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach: Lake St. Clair
Stony Creek Baypoint Beach-HCMA: Stony Creek Lake
Stony Creek Eastwood Beach-HCMA: Stony Creek Lake
To assure residents and visitors of a safe and healthy recreational experience, the Macomb County Health Department conducts routine water quality testing from mid-April through September each year. Water samples are tested for Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria.
The Macomb County Health Department will close a beach if the water sample bacteria level exceeds the Total Body Contact Standard established in the Michigan Public Health Code. The beach is re-opened once the bacteria level falls back down to acceptable levels.
To help locate and eliminate sources of E. coli bacteria and predict the occurrence of beach water quality problems, the Macomb County Health Department also monitors water quality at numerous sites along the Clinton River Watershed.
To find out how you can help improve our lake, river, and stream water quality click here.
Check out this video from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on E.coli.
If you have any questions, call us at 586-469-5236, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or E-mail us now.
Center for Disease Control - Healthy Swimming information
Great Lakes Information Network - Regional watershed information
Environmental Protection Agency - Beach standards and national monitoring