Rusk County Health and Human Services, Public Health Department announced today that a water quality advisory has been posted for Memorial Park Beach in Ladysmith.

Water samples taken on July 10 showed high levels of bacteria at Memorial Beach. Contact with contaminated water can cause gastrointestinal disorders, ear or skin infections, or respiratory disease.

A follow-up sample was taken July 11th and results will be released on July 12 in the afternoon.

Typically bacteria levels will elevate when there are high rainfall events or during the geese migration times.

All swimmers are reminded to be careful not to swallow water when swimming, and to shower off as soon as possible after leaving the water.

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