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Keep the Beach Healthy

Minimize Beach Contamination

Swimmers can do a lot to help minimize beach contamination:

Sources of Beach Contamination

Sources of contamination include sewage overflows, leaky septic tanks, stormwater runoff, boating waste, and animal or human waste.

Diaper at Lakewalk Beach, Duluth, Minnesota, July 2014                 

Dog feces at Beach House Beach, Duluth, Minnesota,

Sanitary sewer spill at Burlington Bay Beach, Two Harbors, Minnesota, August 2013

Sanitary sewer spill at Burlington Bay, Two Harbors, Minnesota, August 2013

Broken culvert at Leif Erikson Beach, Duluth, Minnesota, August 2015

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