Last updated: June 12, 2020
The Bureau of Environmental Health promotes and protects the safety of the residents of the County through environmental regulation, inspection, investigation, and education of the public in the areas of community housing, food protection, private septic systems and wells, recreational waters, and other environmental programs.
Effective June 5, 2020 – Seasonal outdoor pools will be inspected on a rolling basis. Outdoor pools must apply for an operating permit. The permit will be emailed to the applicant. Inspections will be done before opening, if possible. Remaining inspections will be done after opening. Seasonal outdoor pools are inspected each spring prior to their opening, and this year those inspections were postponed due to the suspension of all non-essential activity.
Indoor pools may open beginning at 5:00 p.m. on June 19.
Pool Maintenance Guidance, May 26, 2020
The Septic System and Water Well Programs are working with reduced services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to serve the needs of the county residents, the review and approval of permits is being conducted on a limited basis. Some perc tests for repairs and installations of septic systems and water wells may continue. These activities need at least 48 hours of advance communication with the respective programs and the required permits. Use the following phone numbers: Perc Testing: 410-222-7200, Septic Installations: 410-222-7194, and Water Wells: 410-222-7398. At this time perc testing is limited to emergency septic repairs only.