Water Quality - Bathing Beaches

-A A +A

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.

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: