Great Lakes and Other Sanitary Surveys
Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy
A May 2004 Executive Order created the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and encouraged creation of a Regional Collaboration of National Significance to address environmental problems. In December 2005, the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) published the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
Of the Strategy's eight priority elements, the Coastal Health Chapter specifically addresses beach water quality. To that end, EPA is working with the states to develop beach sanitary surveys to identify sources of contamination at Great Lakes beaches.
Other Sanitary Survey Information
- Example Beach Sanitary Surveys
- Example TMDL and Shellfish Sanitary Surveys
- A Guide to Conducting Beach Sanitary Surveys
Instructional video produced by University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Exit includes instructions on how to complete a routine and annual beach sanitary survey
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Beach Sanitary Survey Topics