(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Park District is eliminating swim bans for E.coli on its beaches, ABC affiliate WLS reports.
Swimmers will still be made aware if E.coli levels exceed water quality standards, but authorities will now leave it up to swimmers to decide if they want to go in the water. E.coli advisories will be posted on a big white board next to the lifeguard stations at 16 out of 24 designated swim beaches.
Bans will still be issued for high waves, lightning, sewage overflow into the lake and heavy rain. Swim season begins on Friday.
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