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.
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