News in Brief

Belleville Lake reopens for swimming: The Wayne County Department of Public Health announced last Thursday it was lifting a ban on all swimming and recreational activities for the public bathing beach at Belleville Lake.

According to a press release, the latest surface water sample results taken by the Wayne County Department of Public Health meet Michigan Public Health Code standards for swimming and other recreational use involving body immersion.

"Public swimming and full body contact with the water at Belleville Lake is now safe to enjoy for swimming based on these findings," said Loretta V. Davis, Director/Health Officer, Wayne County Department of Public Health.

The lake had been closed since the last week in July when previous water samples were found to exceed the Michigan Public Health Code bathing beach water quality standard for E.