The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory tests for intestinal parasites.
The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water.
Cryptosporidiosis is an illness caused by a parasite called Cryptosporidium.
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
The Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Tracker allows the public to check recent cyanobacteria bloom reports at shoreline sites and recreational swimming areas of Lake Champlain and various inland lakes in Vermont.
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are common in Lake Champlain and other Vermont waters. Some types of cyanobacteria can release natural toxins or poisons (called cyanotoxins) into the water.
Not all Vermont bays, lakes, and ponds are monitored. Be aware of changing conditions, and keep out of the water if you think cyanobacteria may be present. Check recent reports on lake conditions and season summaries. To find out if...