Schoharie County

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Environmental Health

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The Environmental Health Division is responsible for enforcing NYS Public Health Law and the State Sanitary Code in Schoharie County. The division provides services, guidance and education, which prevents illness, improves people's health, protects the environment and enhances the quality of life for all Schoharie County residents.

Services and Programs

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES
  • Inspects public water supplies
  • Responds to problems and complaints
  • Provides education for private water users
  • Issues health notices and advisories
  • Provides guidance and education to operators of public water systems
SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
  • Issues permits and conducts inspections
  • Responds to complaints
  • Offers technical assistance for homeowners, contractors and design professionals
ANIMAL BITES - RABIES PREVENTION
  • Identifies possible exposure to rabies
  • Provides testing of suspect wildlife and domestic animals
  • Promotes rabies awareness in the community
CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT - SMOKING - ADOLESCENT TOBACCO USE (ATUPA)
  • Conducts routine inspections at regulated facilities
  • Investigates complaints and answers questions
  • Insures compliance with state tobacco laws
CHEMICAL SPILL RESPONSE
  • Responds to emergencies
  • Provides technical support
CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROGRAM
  • Identify sources of lead in homes of children with confirmed elevated blood lead levels
PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCES
  • Investigates complaints of unsanitary public health conditions
COMMUNITY SANITATION, SAFETY AND FOOD PROTECTION
THESE FACILITIES ARE ROUTINELY INSPECTED AND PERMITTED ANNUALLY.
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Public swimming pools
  • Mobile home parks
  • Children's camps
  • Camp grounds
  • Migrant labor camps
  • Public bathing beaches
  • Hotels and motels
  • Fairgrounds
ENVIRONMENTAL VECTOR & EDUCATION
  • Crow
  • Tick
BIOTERRORISM-RELATED EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS