How safe are our beaches?
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MILWAUKEE - A new report is out Wednesday on beaches nationwide, including the ones here in Milwaukee. The report will tell us how clean our water is.
At Bradford Beach, you can't always get in and enjoy the water. High bacteria levels can make swimming unsafe.
For instance, North and Zoo Beaches in Racine recently had "No Swim" advisories. Crews get out and test our water each and every morning to check those bacteria levels.
So, while a beach might be closed one day, it can reopen a day later.
What we'll learn in the report, expected to be released Wednesday, is how our beaches stack up for water quality.
In previous year's we've performed pretty well. Part of the reason for rating high is testing programs like the ones at Bradford Beach.
Nick Montes contributed to this story.