Parlee Beach is a major tourism draw for New Brunswick and one of North America’s finest beaches. Government is committed to ensuring the safety of New Brunswick residents and visitors by enhancing public communication about water quality results as well as addressing the ongoing water quality issues at Parlee Beach and in the Shediac Bay Watershed as a whole.
To keep the public better informed, before the start of the 2017 beach season, government commits to:
- evaluating whether the current water quality rating system is still appropriate, and updating it as necessary; and
- enhancing public communication about water quality results, including posting results online and increasing on-site signage.
In order to identify the sources of bacteria in the Shediac Bay Watershed, government commits to:
- compiling a recreational water quality database with historical water quality results to better understand past trends;
- developing a robust water quality sampling program to identify both point and non-point sources of bacteria throughout the watershed; and
- addressing and mitigating, where possible, the sources of bacteria.
Protecting the health of the public is a priority for government. That is why we are taking action to ensure the safety of New Brunswick residents and visitors.