The program is responsible for monitoring recreational beaches weekly during the swimming season. Commercial pools and hot tubs are also approved and inspected regularly.
Legislated mandate under the Health Act and the Swimming, Pool Spray Pool and Wading Pool Regulations
Ensure that beaches that have unacceptably high bacterial counts are posted as being unsafe for swimming or similar usage (there are no beaches in Richmond deemed to meet the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines)
Issue operating permits to public swimming pools, commercial pools, apartment and strata pools and commercial hot tubs and spas
Inspect all public pools on a routine and complaint basis and identify hazards and violations to the operators
Issue correction orders or closures for serious violations
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Limited street parking and a small parkade are available.