Water Contact Warning


What does a Water Contact Warning mean?
  • When a Water Contact Warning is issued, it means that the staff of MDEQ has found the presence of HAB in that particular
    body of water or beach sampling station
How often is the water tested?
  • MDEQ samples the Mississippi Sound everyday with the exception of weekends.
How is the water tested?
  • Click here to a view a short video on water sampling.
How do I know what beaches have Water Contact Warnings?
  • Click here to go to MDEQ’s Beach Monitoring Website.
  • Click here to sign up for direct emails regarding Water Contact Warning updates
    • To receive updates regarding Water Contact Warning Issues or Lifts directly, text MDEQbeach to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @ MDEQ.