Preventing Waterborne Illness
There is a lot you can do to enjoy water safely – whether you are swimming in it or drinking it. Learn what you can do to prevent waterborne illnesses.
- Preventing Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)
When swimming, you share the water (and germs!) with everyone. Learn what you can do to prevent RWIs. Includes information about preventing diarrheal illnesses and other types of RWIs, pool maintenance issues, as well as information for parents and caregivers.
- Preventing Illness from Drinking Water
Information about public drinking water systems, and private groundwater wells.
- Preventing Illness while Camping, Hiking, and Traveling
Information about how to treat untreated or poorly treated drinking water while camping, hiking, or traveling.
- Information for Recreational Water Employees and Managers
Managers and aquatic employees play an important role in keeping the water safe and healthy for everyone.