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

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Muffin

Muffin is a sweet and mellow girl.  She loves to cuddle, and would make the purr-fect companion for any home!

 

Breed: DSH
Impound #: N14-06-190             Size: 8 pounds
Age:7 yrs.
Sex: Female (S)

 

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Or call 732-657-8086

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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 Twp River SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken at the beach on 7/28/14 failed for water quality.  The beach has been resampled today, 7/29/14, and more information will be available on 7/30/14. 07/29/2014
25th Street Bay Beach Barnegat Light Bay SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken at the beach on 7/28/14 failed for water quality.  The beach has been resampled on 7/29/14 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/30/14. 07/29/2014
Stockton Ave Bay Beach Long Beach Twp Bay SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken at the beach on 7/28/14 failed for water quality.  The beach has been resampled on 7/29/14 and more information will be available tomorrow, 7/30/14. 07/29/2014
Ocean County Park Lakewood Twp Freshwater SWIM ADVISORY.  A sample taken 7/29/14 was reported as confluent growth.  While this is not an exceedance of the NJ state standard, as advisory is posted until more data is collected.  More samples will be taken 7/30/14 and results will be available 7/31/14. 07/30/2014

Water Results by Sample Date

 
Date Document
07/30/2014 OCHD07292014.pdf
07/29/2014 OCHD07282014.pdf
07/24/2014 OCHD07232014.pdf
07/23/2014 OCHD07222014.pdf
07/22/2014 OCHD07212014.pdf
07/21/2014 OCHD07182014.pdf
07/18/2014 OCHD07172014.pdf
07/17/2014 OCHD07162014.pdf
07/16/2014 OCHD07152014.pdf
07/15/2014 OCHD07142014.pdf
07/10/2014 OCHD07092014.pdf
07/09/2014 OCHD07082014.pdf
07/08/2014 OCHD07072014.pdf
07/03/2014 OCHD07022014.pdf
07/02/2014 OCHD07012014.pdf
07/01/2014 OCHD06302014.pdf
06/27/2014 OCHD06262014.pdf
06/26/2014 OCHD06252014.pdf
06/25/2014 OCHD06242014.pdf
06/24/2014 OCHD06232014.pdf
06/18/2014 OCHD06172014.pdf
06/17/2014 OCHD06132014.pdf
06/17/2014 OCHD06162014.pdf
06/13/2014 OCHD06122014.pdf
06/12/2014 OCHD06112014.pdf
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