The mission of the OEHS is to protect public health by preventing the transmission of disease through food, milk, shellfish, water and sewage and to work in partnership with other agencies to protect the environment.
Environmental Health Services Interruption Starting June 20, 2019
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) will be migrating to a new data system, Environmental Health Database (EHD), starting June 20, 2019. For about 7 to 10 days, some Environmental Health services that rely on the use of our database will be interrupted. These services include, but are not limited to, the printing of approval letters and permits, accepting and processing of onsite sewage system operation and maintenance (O&M) reports, responding to requests for data abstraction or publishing of reports, and/or other general inquiries. While VDH will work to minimize any interruption in services during and after this data transition period, we thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.
Major Storm Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources
RESTAURANT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Power Outages
RESTAURANT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Flooding
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE for Onsite Sewage Systems and Private Wells
HOW TO ASSESS AND REHABILITATE FLOODED ONSITE SYSTEMS (article in Pumper Magazine)
If calling about applications for wells or septic systems or restaurant inspections, contact the Environmental Health division within your local health department.
Environmental Health Services
109 Governor St., 5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219