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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Beach Inspection Program
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With the public's help, the Beach Inspection Program works to ensure safe swimming for all at New Hampshire public swimming beaches. Always follow safe swimming practices when visiting outdoor swimming areas to reduce the chances of getting sick or spreading illness to others. With the support of local and state agencies, NHDES personnel collect water from coastal and freshwater beaches to test for fecal bacteria to protect public health.

When bacteria counts at designated public beaches are higher than the state standards an advisory is issued to notify the public, approximately 24 hours after sampling. more…

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  • Amanda McQuaid, Public Beach Program Coordinator
    NH Department of Environmental Services
    29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-0698
    (603) 271-7894 (fax)



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NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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