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The Environmental Health Program includes the following services: Food Service Establishment Evaluations, On-site Sewage Management System Evaluations, Water Quality Services, Tourist Court Evaluations, Complaint Investigations, Rabies Control, Institutional Inspections, Disease and Vector Investigations and Consultation Services regarding Public Health concerns.

Restaurant Inspections

Food safety guidelines

The Food Services component of the Environmental Health Program review plans, inspects and permits food service establishments according to State Food Service Regulations.

The Water Quality component of Environmental Health consults with individuals and businesses on the development and protection of drinking water supplies for individual wells. Environmentalists issue permits for well locations and construction, sample individual water supplies, perform bacterial testing, and instruct owners on treatment. Well Water Brochure pdf logo
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Tourist Court Evaluations include plan reviews, permitting of establishments and at least two routine inspections annually for compliance with State Tourist Accommodation Rules.

The Swimming Pool program covers plan review, inspection and permitting for public pools according to state regulations.

Complaint Investigations: Environmental Health investigates complaints of a public health nature: leaking sewage, solid waste, mosquito, fly, rodent problems.

Rabies Control: All animal bites are investigated to evaluate and control the spread of this disease in both humans and animals.  Proper quarantine procedures are enforced, and specimens are submitted to the lab for testing.  Environmental Health Specialists consult with victims and their physicians regarding recommendations for treatment when needed.  Report all animal bites or contacts to Environmental Health at 229-438-3943.

Institutional Inspections: Institutional evaluations are done on a request basis on detention facilities, mental health facilities, adoptive homes and foster homes (for DFCS), and senior service centers for compliance with optimum program guidelines provided by the State.

Disease Investigations: Investigation of potential disease outbreaks from environmental sources, such as food, water, sewage, and vectors (such as mosquitoes, ticks, and wild animals).

Consultants in Areas of:  Indoor Air Quality, Asbestos, Formaldehyde, Occupational Health, Infectious Disease, Injury Control, and Lead-based Paint Exposure.

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