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Waterborne Illnesses

Waterborne illnesses are caused by germs, chemicals, and toxins that can be found in the water we use. People can get sick by swallowing the water, breathing in small water droplets, or coming into contact with dirty water. Waterborne illnesses can come from swimming pools, hot tubs, water parks, water play areas, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, oceans, swamps, muddy puddles, showers, and food that has been in contact with dirty water.

Looking for information on how to stay safe when swimming? Visit our Healthy Swimming page for more information!






Questions about waterborne illnesses? Contact us!
Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-4976

Last revised January 26, 2023