Environmental Health Specialists work to protect drinking water and groundwater resources by ensuring sanitary handling and disposal of sewage and protection of drinking water supplies.
We conduct site and soil evaluations (“perk tests”); issue sewage disposal system construction permits and inspect finished sewage disposal systems.
We issue construction permits for drinking water wells to make sure they are located and constructed properly.
We inspect and permit businesses which pump septic tanks and dispose of sewage.
We investigate reports of sewage spills or other kinds of groundwater contamination.