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My Water Quality - Safe to Swim

Is It Safe to Swim In Our Waters?

Swimming on the beach

Beach water quality monitoring and strong pollution prevention measures are critical for protecting beach goers from waterborne diseases. Monitoring is performed by city and county health agencies, publicly owned sewage treatment plants, other dischargers, environmental groups and numerous citizen-monitoring groups.

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