When enjoying Arlington's streams, follow the following tips. Always remember to wash your hands with soap and water after coming into contact with stream water. In addition to the tips below, The Enjoying Arlington's Streams Safely brochure (Spanish version) contains further information.
|Did you know that there is a correct method to wash your hands? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on the best method to use to get your hands clean and keep you healthy.|
Arlington volunteers monitor the bacteria levels in Four Mile Run on a monthly basis. The Volunteer Stream Monitoring page contains information on bacteria in Arlington's streams and links to our data.
If the stream appears to be discolored, visit the Reporting Stream Pollution page. The images on this page may help you determine what the cause of the discoloration is and if a call to the County's Emergency Communications Center (703-558-2222) is necessary.