Ocean County Health Department

175 Sunset Avenue
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754 - 2191
Toll Free - 800-342-9738
Phone - 732-341-9700

Hours of Operation: 8am -5pm


For information and questions
Contact Us at info@ochd.org


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732-831-6489

 

Public Health

 

Ocean County Animal Facility
Pet of the Week

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Maggie

Maggie is a sweet, calm, senior girl. She knows sit and come. She walks very well on a leash and seems to be housebroken. Maggie was surrendered with 2 other Beagles. She gets along with calm well mannered dogs. Maggie would do best in quiet home with children over 5. Please come meet Maggie and her other doggie friends.

Breed: Beagle
Impound #: S15-02-038             Size: Medium- 50lbs
Age: 9 years
Sex: Female (S)

 

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Or call (609) 978-0127

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TO VIEW WATER SAMPLING BY DATE AND BEACH CLOSURES, SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

Water Sampling Format

From mid May through Labor Day, the Ocean County Health Department monitors the water quality at public bathing beaches in Ocean County.  The salt water sites are sampled every Monday, the fresh water sites are sampled every Tuesday.

Indicator Organisms

1. Enterococcus:  This is a bacteria that is found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. The standards for the amount of enterococcus that is allowed in a sample of salt water is 104 colonies per 100 ml water. If a sample exceeds the standard, the beach is re-sampled immediately.  If the re-sample is within the standard the beach is allowed to remain open. If the re-sample exceeds the standard; the owners of the beach area are notified to close the beach to swimming and bathing. The beach will be re-sampled every day until the sample falls under the standard, then the bathing area may re-open.

2. Fecal Coliform:  This is also a bacteria that is found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals.  The standard for the amount of fecal coliform that is allowed in a sample of fresh water is 200 colonies per 100ml of water.  Sampling and resampling procedures are the same as for enterococcus.


Not all beaches may have lifeguards.  Please swim only at beaches, which are open with lifeguards.  Contact Municipal Offices to find out which beaches are open with lifeguards.  Water quality updates can be found on this site, or heard on the Ocean County Health Department Bathing Beach Hotline. 

The Ocean County Health Department recommends against swimming for at least 24 hours after a rainfall event at all bay, lake, river and creek bathing beaches.  Please check with the municipality for up to the minute status after a rain event

Even though this web site is not updated on Weekends and Holidays, the hotline is available 24 hours a day and can be reached at 732-341-9700 ext. 7776 in Northern Ocean County and at 800 342-9738 in Southern Ocean County.

 

BEACH CLOSURES/ADVISORIES

 

 

 
Site Address Water Type Comments Status Date
Windward Beach Brick River BEACH CLOSED TO SWIMMING.  Samples taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  Resamples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  This beach is now CLOSED FOR SWIMMING 07/01/2015
Beachwood Beach Beachwood River BEACH CLOSED TO SWIMMING.  Samples taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  Resamples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  This beach is now CLOSED FOR SWIMMING 07/01/2015
Avon Road Beach Pine Beach River BEACH CLOSED TO SWIMMING.  Samples taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  Resamples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  This beach is now CLOSED FOR SWIMMING 07/01/2015
Station Road Beach Pine Beach River BEACH CLOSED TO SWIMMING.  Samples taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  Resamples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  This beach is now CLOSED FOR SWIMMING 07/01/2015
Harry Wright Lake - Low Side Manchester Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  More samples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  A SWIM ADVISORY is in effect for this beach. 07/01/2015
Harry Wright Lake - High Side Manchester Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  More samples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  A SWIM ADVISORY is in effect for this beach. 07/01/2015
Lake Barnegat - Middle Beach Lacey Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  More samples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  A SWIM ADVISORY is in effect for this beach. 07/01/2015
Waretown Lake/Ocean Twp. Beach Ocean Twp. Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  More samples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  A SWIM ADVISORY is in effect for this beach. 07/01/2015
A. Paul King Park Beach Stafford Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  More samples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  A SWIM ADVISORY is in effect for this beach. 07/01/2015
Lake Horicon Lakehurst Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken on 6/30/15 failed for water quality.  More samples were taken on 7/1/15 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/2/15.  A SWIM ADVISORY is in effect for this beach. 07/01/2015

Water Results by Sample Date

 
Date Document
07/01/2015 OCHD06302015.pdf
06/30/2015 OCHD06292015.pdf
06/25/2015 OCHD06242015.pdf
06/24/2015 OCHD06232015.pdf
06/23/2015 OCHD06222015.pdf
06/21/2015 OCHD06202015.pdf
06/20/2015 OCHD06192015.pdf
06/19/2015 OCHD06182015.pdf
06/18/2015 OCHD06172015.pdf
06/17/2015 OCHD06162015.pdf
06/16/2015 OCHD06152015.pdf
06/11/2015 OCHD06102015.pdf
06/10/2015 OCHD06092015.pdf
06/09/2015 OCHD06082015.pdf
06/06/2015 OCHD06062015.pdf
06/05/2015 OCHD06052015.pdf
06/04/2015 OCHD06042015.pdf
06/03/2015 OCHD06032015.pdf
06/03/2015 OCHD06022015.pdf
06/02/2015 OCHD06012015.pdf
05/28/2015 OCHD05272015.pdf
05/27/2015 OCHD05262015.pdf
05/21/2015 OCHD05202015.pdf
05/20/2015 OCHD05192015.pdf
05/19/2015 OCHD05182015.pdf
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