Environmental Tasks Include
On-site sewage disposal
Make recommendations and inspections on all new and repaired septic systems. Work with private contractors and soil scientists to make sure system is installed to meet all local and state codes. Records and drawings are on file for all septic systems installed since approximately 1975. Searches for records can be completed at our office or by request using the name of the property owner when the system was installed. We can not search for older systems with addresses because at the time of installation most were rural routes.
Follow up on all complaints from general nuisance to serious health hazards. Work with parties involved to correct any problems found.
Ground Water Protection
This consists of tasks varying from dye tests on possible failing septic systems to inspections of confined feeding operations which could possibly contaminate water. Also includes making sure all new and repaired septic systems will not contaminate ground water.
Work to control populations of pests including mosquitoes and rodents.
Work to have renovated sub-standard housing to ensure a safe environment for residents.
Work with homeowners and businesses to control indoor air pollution including gases such as radon and materials such as asbestos.
Swimming Pool Inspections
Advise public and semi-public swimming pool operators to make sure pools are properly maintained to prevent the spread of diseases.
Dog Bite Investigations
Follow up on dogs involved to make sure they have been vaccinated against rabies and did not transmit that disease to bite victim. If no records are available, the animal is taken to the state for examination.