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About Bathing Beach and Recreational Waters Monitoring

The Ohio Department of Health provides the following services:

  • Samples and analyzes water from selected bathing beaches along the Lake Erie shoreline. This information is used to monitor changes in water quality and the status of pollution abatement activities within the Lake Erie watershed.
  • Analyzes water from various bathing beaches under the control of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources throughout the state to determine water quality and to monitor changes in the various state park watersheds.
  • Provides for prompt notification whenever the water at public beaches becomes contaminated, thereby helping to better inform the bathing public and ultimately prevent the spread of disease.

The following staff are available to assist you:

  • Jenifer Hassinger
  • Mary Shaffer, Recreation Programs Administrator

General information: 614-644-7464

Toll-free Beach info line: 1-866-OHIO BCH (1-866-644-6224)

For assistance by email, please use the following configuration for any staff: firstname.lastname@odh.ohio.gov