The Environmental Public Health Service Area collaborates closely with local, county, regional, state, and national officials to address the needs and concerns of our residents and community partners. We are the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of our natural and manmade environment that may affect our health and the ways in which we impact the environment.
A dedicated and highly-educated staff, which includes registered sanitarians, sanitarians-in-training, registered nurses, a watershed coordinator, and administrative support staff, work daily to prevent environmental health hazards and to protect and promote public health.
Core activities include but are not limited to: consultation, coordination, data collection and management, education, emergency preparedness and response, enforcement, integration of related public health disciplines to attack the burdens of chronic disease, investigation, monitoring and prevention.
The following areas encompass our scope of responsibilities
Animal Bites – Rabies Prevention
Body Art (Tattoos & Piercings)
Community Noise Control
Disease and Exposure Investigations
Drinking Water Quality
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Household Sewage Treatment Systems
Indoor Air Quality
Institutional Environmental Health
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Private Water Systems (Wells)
Semipublic Sewage Treatment Systems
Solid, Liquid, and Hazardous Materials Management
Swimming Pools & Spas
Vector / Pest Control (Bed Bugs)
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