Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Department is responsible for: 
  • Investigating of public health nuisance complaints, administering nuisance notices, and following up on nuisance mitigation.
  • Permitting and inspection of private water supply wells and their systems, private well abandonment and rehabilitation inspections, private well water testing, and administration of the Grants-to-Counties program.
  • Permitting and evaluation of private wastewater treatment (septic systems), which includes: site reviews, soil coring and classification, tracking, and renovation/rehabilitation inspections.
  • The management, reporting, and record keeping of official documents with regard to field and office work.
The Board of Health is the advisory board for the Environmental Health Department and Public Health activities in the county.