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


TTY - hearing impaired only!
732-831-6489

 

Public Health

 

Ocean County Animal Facility
Pet of the Week

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW PET SPOTLIGHT VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO ON SANDY VICTIMS AT OUR SHELTER

Bear

 

Bear is a very smart senior boy. Bear knows sit, come, and down. He is super social and eager to please.

We do not recommend a home with small animals.

 

 

Breed: Black Lab/ Akita Mix
Impound #: S14-04-003             Size: 83 pounds
Age:11 yrs.
Sex: Male (N)

 

Email Ocean County Animal Facility

Or call 609-978-0127

Visit Animal-related Web Site

 

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

 

 

 

None reported

Water Results by Sample Date

 
Date Document
09/10/2013 OCHD09092013.pdf
09/05/2013 OCHD09032013.pdf
09/03/2013 OCHD08312013.pdf
08/31/2013 OCHD08302013.pdf
08/30/2013 OCHD08292013.pdf
08/29/2013 OCHD08282013.pdf
08/28/2013 OCHD08272013.pdf
08/27/2013 OCHD08262013.pdf
08/26/2013 OCHD08222013.pdf
08/26/2013 OCHD08252013.pdf
08/25/2013 OCHD08232013.pdf
08/25/2013 OCHD08242013.pdf
08/22/2013 OCHD08212013.pdf
08/21/2013 OCHD08202013.pdf
08/20/2013 OCHD08192013.pdf
08/19/2013 ochd08172013.pdf
08/17/2013 OCHD08162013.pdf
08/16/2013 OCHD08152013.pdf
08/15/2013 OCHD08142013.pdf
08/14/2013 OCHD08132013.pdf
08/13/2013 ochd08102013.pdf
08/13/2013 OCHD08112013.pdf
08/13/2013 OCHD08122013.pdf
08/10/2013 OCHD08092013.pdf
08/09/2013 OCHD08082013.pdf
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