Are the lakes safe to swim in?
Generally beach water is safe to swim in, although accidental drownings and
waterborne illness are always a concern. Lakeville beach water is sampled weekly to
ensure that the water meets the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
proposal for water bacteria levels.

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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?