Water is routinely tested at Lake Superior beaches by the Bad River Water Resources program for certain levels of E. coli. High levels may indicate unsafe levels of other harmful pathogens (bacteria, viruses, pathogens) in the water. We use this information to ensure the water is safe for area beach enthusiasts. In the event E. coli levels exceed the Tribe's standard, we will issue an advisory for that specific beach. We will post an advisory sign at area beaches that show signs of contamination, email a Tribal wide advisory to all Tribal employees, and post an update on the Beach Monitoring recorded message, which can be accessed 24-hours per day, for your convenience. We will resample the beach until the advisory can be removed.