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:

​Important Phone numbers:

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