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Beach Swimming Advisories

It's beach season! If you see a swim advisory sign, it doesn't mean the beach is closed or unsafe to visit. You can still have fun, just be aware.  Learn more about DHEC beach monitoring


Lead and Drinking Water

DHEC monitors 695 public water systems for lead to help ensure drinking water safety – and 96% of those systems have not shown elevated lead levels in the past 5 years. Learn more about drinking water quality in South Carolina and the simple steps you can take to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.


Zika Virus Information

In response to an outbreak of Zika virus in South America, the CDC has issued advisories for anyone traveling to areas where the virus is common. The advisory is particularly important for pregnant women. Learn More About Zika Virus