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The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County’s (DOH-Sarasota) staff of environmental health scientists works with local and state officials to take regular measurements of the environment. This helps to ensure public health and safety as well as a timely response to environmental accidents and concerns. This includes posting signs advising the public when potential health risks exist. 


 Beach Water Quality Program Overview


Since 1998, DOH-Sarasota environmental scientists have monitored county beaches for levels of enterococci bacteria, an indicator of potential fecal contamination. Water samples are collected on a weekly basis. To view the most recent test results, click here. This program is funded by the State of Florida with additional funding from the USEPA.

Sarasota Office:
Office of Environmental Health Services
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Venice Office:
Office of Environmental Health Services
4000 S. Tamiami Trail S., Room 121
Venice, FL 34293
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is intended to provide general public health guidance and is not a substitute for seeking medical advice from a health care provider. Water quality reports on this site are based on weekly water samples and represent the most up-to-date information available to local public health officials.