We monitor, inspect, and test recreational water to reduce the chance of illness from germs or algae in the water. This includes beaches, public swimming pools, whirlpools, and water attractions.

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Beach Water Quality

Find current beach water quality conditions for the 22 beaches we monitor (from Memorial Day to Labor Day) and how to request testing for water events.

How We Monitor Beach Water Quality

Find information on how we monitor local beaches for bacteria and blue-green algae toxins. 

Blue-Green Algae Precautions

Get information about blue-green algae and swimming precautions for people and pets.

Protecting Lake Water Quality

Get information on sources of lake and river pollutants, steps you can take to protect our lakes and environment, and our role in protecting our lakes.

Pool Licensing & Operator Resources

Find licensing, inspection, and maintenance information for public swimming pools, whirlpools, and water attractions.