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Beach Water Testing

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

  •  (305) 293-7500


    (305) 809-5629

    Mailing Address

    1100 Simonton Street 

    Key West, FL 


Beach Water Testing 

Community Health Services personnel collect water samples from beaches across the Florida Keys as part of the Florida Healthy Beaches program. Samples are sent to local laboratories, where they are analyzed for concentrations of bacteria and the presence of any microorganisms that could cause disease, infection or rash. If high concentrations of bacteria are found in any of the samples, personnel will issue a health advisory for each affected beach.