Environmental Health Program

The Environmental Health program is responsible for the establishment and execution of municipal environmental program functions that are either State or locally mandated. The program offers a variety of services, which include, but are not limited to, sanitation, housing code enforcement, sewage disposal inspection and plan review, food service inspection and environmental surveys. The Division functions as a component of the land-use agencies and provides consultation services to all citizens regarding public health issues.

Responsibilities

The division handles the following under this program:

  • Samples the Town's drinking water and collects samples from ponds, rivers, streams, private well water supplies and all Town beaches.
  • Answers complaints about noise, open burning, refuse, odors, food service establishments, barber shop and beauty salons, animal control, residential and commercial housing, schools and child day care centers, etc.
  • Oversees the installation of all subsurface sewage disposal systems and approves all plans relating to this program; reviews and approves well drilling permits.
  • Licenses all food service establishments, barber shop and beauty salons, indoor and outdoor public pools, marine dock facilities and itinerant vendors within The Town