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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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About Us 

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.