Aurora Reservoir Swim Beach Temporarily Closed

Sports and Recreation

August 17, 2013

From: City of Aurora Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Space

Aurora, CO - The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department has temporarily closed the Aurora Reservoir swim beach after routine tests indicated elevated bacterial levels in the water.

The reservoir is an untreated natural body of water, and therefore, it’s not unusual for bacteria levels to fluctuate. The elevated levels are likely related to the recent heavy rains experienced in the area. The problem cures itself naturally, but when the levels are elevated, it’s best not to swim. Once the bacteria levels drop, the swim beach will be re-opened.

The elevated levels in no way affect Aurora Water’s ability to provide high-quality drinking water because the city’s chlorination treats bacteria.