The use of modern disinfection systems in pools and environmental improvements in our lakes and rivers has improved the quality of water in swimming pools and beaches, but there is still need to inspect public pools and beaches.
Public swimming pools
The Minnesota Department of Health reviews and approves new pool construction plans and licenses and inspects all public pools in Dakota County. If you have a pool complaint, contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-4500.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, County staff take weekly samples for E. coli from the beaches at Lake Byllesby and Schulze Lake. Municipalities do their own testing of city beaches.