William L. Little Health and Human Services Center
2200 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota FL 34237
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. The most recent test results are available here.
This program is funded by the State of Florida with additional funding from the USEPA.