Testing Pond Water

Asked July 29, 2020, 10:56 AM EDT

W/ Clackamas county pools closed during Phase 1, many competitive swimmers are turning to open water for their training needs. Can you direct me to a resource that can test pond/lake water for E. coli and other relevant markers for swimming safety?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

In Clackamas County, check with Clackamas Water Environment Services at https://www.clackamas.us/wes.

The Oregon Health Authority shares recreational advisories related to cyanobacterial blooms and water quality within the state and along the Oregon Coast:
https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/newsadvisories/pages/recreationaladvisories.aspx

They City of Portland Environmental Services tests various stations along the Willamette River which you can find here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/57781