Welcome to Waterborne Hazards Control Programs
Download the Healthy and Safe Swimming 2023 messaging and media toolkit here!
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) urges beachgoers and those using and maintaining swimming pools, spas, and water parks to focus on simple steps that can be taken to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone.
Information available through the links below describes the role of swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials in preventing drowning, swimming-related injuries, and waterborne illnesses. Click to learn more about swimmer hygiene and how you can take an active role to protect yourself while swimming and prevent the spread of germs.
Due to the State of Emergency and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, response to waterborne hazard reports may be limited. To report fish kills or other dead animals in or near the water contact Virginia Emergency Operations Center (VEOC) at 1-800-468-8892.