Environmental Health


Conditions in the environment, both natural and human built, can affect a person’s ability to achieve and maintain good health. A healthy environment includes safe water and food supplies; properly designed, constructed and maintained housing and community facilities, as well as suitable treatment of wastewater and solid waste. In order to maintain a healthy environment, it is also necessary to plan for, and respond to emergencies, and work to prevent and control communicable diseases.

Our service areas include:

  • Safe Drinking Water (to verify the quality of drinking water for public and private water systems through sampling, testing and interpreting water quality results).
  • Food Safety (work with community members, food service operators to prevent food borne illnesses through inspections of food service facilities and community gatherings.
  • Housing (inspections of housing, evaluating indoor air quality, contaminants, pest control, water supply, solid waste disposal, general safety, structural defects and overcrowding).
  • Wastewater (inspections and responding to complaints of onsite wastewater disposal systems ).
  • Solid Waste Disposal (inspections of disposal sites and transfer stations)
  • Facilities Inspections (of health facilities, community care facilities, recreational facilities and temporary special events) to minimize public health risks and reduce safety hazards.