Use The Rinse Cycle

Chicago has many attractions: deep-dish pizza, President Barack Obama’s home, Buckingham Fountain and blues music. But most people don’t think of the city when they hear the word, “beaches.” Managed by the Chicago Park District, the 24 designated swim beaches along 26 miles of lakefront attract 25 million visitors during the summer months. The park district has become an aggressive beach manager over the years, implementing several beach-management practices to ensure the beaches stay safe and clean. Flag Notification For …


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One comment on “Use The Rinse Cycle

  1. Mike Mittermann on said:

    Do the Chicago beaches have resident populations of Canadian Geese? Excriment from these flying rats would seem to nurture the bacteria within even laying on the surface in full sunlight. Does Chicago have a Cladophora algea problem? If so, how does Chicago handle the thick blankets at the water’s edge? We hand rake tons of this stuff from our 300-foot long beach every summer. I am always in the search for inexpensive mechanical alternatives to hand raking here in the Village of Ephraim, Wisconsin, on the bay of Green Bay.

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