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Environmental Health is a branch of public health that focuses on prevention of disease in a community through direct intervention. This is done through inspections and enforcement of various state and local laws, all of which are designed to promote a healthier community.
The Environmental Health Division oversees the following programs in our community:
- Food Safety
- Drinking Water
- On-site Sewage
- Land Development
- Water Recreation
- School Facility Reviews
- Solid Waste
- Zoonotic Disease (animal to human) Surveillance and Investigation
- 09/23/2021: Toxic Algae Discovered at Bennington Lake
- 07/09/2021: West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitos in Walla Walla County