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Testing for Water Quality
Bathing Beaches - Freshwater and Marine
 The purpose of the water quality regulation is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the users of bathing beaches, to establish acceptable standards for the operation of bathing water and to establish a procedure for informing the public of any bathing water closures.  

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment takes water samples weekly (some beaches are monthly) from public and semi-public bathing beaches during the summer months (approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day)

All other inquiries into nutrient related ecological water quality issues

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