How safe is water for swimming?
Presently there's an application and a site for that in Lake County, where anybody can verify whether a shoreline has been shut as a result of a high microbes number.
Meghan Poulsom of Highland Park said she would unquestionably utilize something to that effect on the grounds that her kids, Harrison, 6, and Grace, 4, affection the shoreline.
"We live on the shoreline in the late spring," she said. "A companion of mine's grandparents live on (Lake Michigan), so infrequently we swim there. We've had two or three times where we are in the water and a neighbor will turn out and say 'Has the boycott been lifted?' and we're similar to "What?" "
"I think this would come in genuine convenient for us," said Poulsom, as her youngsters played in the sun and sand at Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff.
The Lake County Health Department's Lakes Management Unit screens a little more than 100 shorelines — 90 inland and 13 Lake Michigan, and Memorial Day is customarily the begin of the swim season.
"At the point when our water testing tests demonstrate a high microscopic organisms number, a swim boycott is issued to keep individuals out of the water until the water quality enhances," said Mike Adams, senior researcher with the wellbeing division. The shoreline report site for the region will caution you to low, lifted or high microbes readings. Raised calls for alert and high readings implies the shoreline is shut.
Also, the wellbeing office has joined with the Great Lakes Commission, encouraging them information on the 13 Lake Michigan shorelines for its new, free cell phone application called MyBeachCast.