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Environmental Health

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.

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Food Protection Program and Food Service Facilities


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Housing Protection Services Program


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Public Swimming Pools, Spas and Lifeguard Licenses

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

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Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccination Project (ORV)



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Recreational Water Quality

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Wells and Septic Systems

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.

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