Beach Water Quality

Environmental Health / Licensing

Beach Water Quality

Brighton Beach Water Sampling

Sample Date Sample Result
August 30, 2022 135.5 MPN
August 19, 2022 2,419.6 MPN
July 28, 2022 77.1 MPN
July 19, 2022 124.6 MPN



The Wisconsin Beach Monitoring Program was developed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performance criteria, and applies to all beaches in Wisconsin. A tiered monitoring plan is used and describes monitoring requirements for High, Medium, and Low priority beaches, and addresses when and how water samples should be collected. Brighton Beach is considered a low priority beach. Most Probable Number (MPN) is the standard measurement unit that is used to indicate levels of E.coli in beach water samples; levels should not exceed 235 MPN.

The Menasha Health Department will post a Water Quality Advisory notice at the beach should E.coli levels exceed 235 MPN. 
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This fact sheet can help you tell blue-green algai apart from their non-harmful look-alikes: 
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p01888.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0Ky9cxTRcz4jz55BTygKVEC4MoHBE0assk_JiSIjoUwFR8-ye2ftC7510

Click here for up to date satellite images of cyanobacteria algal bloom's in Green Bay and Lake Winnebago. 

Here's how you can protect your family from Blue-Green Algae:
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Protect your family from BGA_2

Watch out for harmful algal blooms as waters warm up!

Blue Green

Health Department
100 Main Street, Suite 100
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920-967-3520
Fax: 920-967-5247

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sanitarian:
Todd Drew, RS