Walworth County has many great beaches. However, during the summer months, when the beaches are at their biggest use, dangerous levels of E coli bacteria can develop in the waters. This may be due to natural occurring bacteria in warm water, run-off being washed into the water from roads or farms after rains, or contamination from waste of animals and fowl. Check out the most recent beach water quality results.
Private beaches may obtain a sample kit to have their water quality tested. For more information on testing your beach contact public health.