Beach goers at GRCA locations will no longer have the luxury of receiving Public Health Warnings regarding the safety of swimming waters. Public Health has announced it will no longer be testing waters for bacteria at the nine Grand River Conservation Authority sites, leaving swimmers the responsibility to do it themselves. In the past the Waters would be tested, and warnings would be issued if the bacteria levels were too high for swimmers, now visitors will have to check for cloudy water, bird droppings and recall if there was a heavy rainfall recently before taking a dip. The reason being that according to Public Health, the tests take about 48 hours before receiving results, making them outdated, and allege this is the best possible option until real time testing become available. Swimmer say the lack of signs could bring false hope, and that most people will agree that an even outdated result is better than none at all.