As you know, because you are informed people, the Presque Isle beaches up there in God-Forsaken Erie (that’s the official charter name, right?) closed like 60 times because of e-coli in the water.
That’s a a yucky yucky bacteria that is found in feces that will give you the serious bloody shits … not to be confused with Alli, which gives you the serious OILY shits.
Beach closings drop at Presque Isle this summer
and in my cute little head I’m saying, there must not be as much e-coli there!
Yeah, not so much.
Last summer, the park announced beach closings if the bacteria reached levels of 235 colonies per liter or more. This summer, swimmers with immune system or some other health problems were warned not to swim if the bacteria reached that level, but swimming was not banned unless the bacteria exceeded 999 colonies per liter.
Is anyone out there aware that this is EXACTLY like a beach in Australia saying,
Aussie #1: Well, we had to close the beach 100 times last year because of shark sightings, mate. The tourists aren’t going to be falling tits over arse to visit here if this keeps up.
Aussie #2: I’ve an idea. Next summer, let’s only warn the swimmers and close the beach if we see at least three sharks at a time. Then we’ll NEVER have to close the beach!
Aussie #1: Brill! Goodonya, mate!