Healthy and Safe Water in Maryland​

​Healthy and safe swimming:

Swimming can be a fun way to get the exercise everyone needs. While at the beach or pool, it is important to take steps to stay healthy and safe.​

Illness prevention for ​swimmers:​​​​

Safe Swimming:​​

Swimming in natural waters such as beaches, lakes, rivers and ponds:


Drinking  Water​:

​​ Legionnaires' disease:

 Find out more about Legionella and Legionnaires’ Disease
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Colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of
Legionella pneumophila bacteria.

Quick References: 

News and Notices:

two girls playing in the shallow end of a swimming pool

​Important Phone numbers:

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​CDC/ Margaret Williams, PhD; Claressa Lucas, PhD;Tatiana Travis, BS http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/details.asp?pid=11152​​