|Lake Water Quality|
Toxic algae blooms can occur in Skagit County Lakes
|Beach Water Quality|
Heavy rains can lead an increase in contamination reaching public beaches. Stay updated about water quality at your beaches by checking:
|Pools, Spas, Recreational Water Facilities|
Health Department permits and inspects all Pools, Spas & Other Recreational water facilities
accessible to the public to assure appropriate supervision, general
cleanliness, water supply, chemical balance, toilets and hand washing
facilities, showers, sewage and liquid waste disposal, and control
of other environmental hazards. Permit applications must be completed and submitted to the Skagit
County Public Health Department annually.
New pool, spa, or recreational water facilities must go through plan review with the Washington State Department of Health prior to obtaining an operation permit through the Skagit County Public Health Department. Existing water recreation facilities making design changes must also go through plan review and approval. Information on the plan review process can be obtained from the state health department
Improperly managed recreational water facilities can result in illness to bathers. Understand the risks of waterborne illness.