Water Quality Program

Water Quality Program

Tampa Bay Waterkeeper conducts regular water quality sampling throughout the watershed. The results of this consistent monitoring will serve as the legal and scientific backbone of any Clean Water Act challenges, and it will also serve to educate the public about various issues affecting water quality.

The data we collect allows us to track sources of pollution and flag areas that are a potential health risk.

Swim Guide

Swim Guide is a website and smartphone app for iPhone and Android that provides current water quality information for beaches and recreational hotspots worldwide, including Tampa Bay.

Swim Guide provides up-to-date information on the safety of local rivers, canals, bayous, and bays for activities like swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing. We provide the results of the water samples we collect and they are released through the app.