The following services are offered by the Division of Environmental Health Services. Click to learn more about each service and receive answers to frequently asked questions:
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING
- Land Development
- Forms for Individual Separate Sewage Treatment Systems, Commercial Sewage and Realty Subdivisions.
- Public Water Supply
- Water Pollution Control – Investigates spills which could contaminate water supplies. Helps identify pollution sources as part of a State, County, and Town team and makes recommendations to appropriate localities and/or water supply operator. Monitors operations of local sewage treatment plants, issues SPDES Permits and obtains plant operator certifications through the State.
- Solid and Hazardous Waste – Monitors known inactive hazardous waste sites, investigates potential authorized waste sites, sponsors annual Hazardous Waste Disposal Day activities in cooperation with Town authorities and reports to the State on all site inventory and special control measures.
- Guidelines for Housing Additional/Replacement Submittals
- Guidelines for Accessory Apartment Submittals
- Additional/Accessory Apartment Forms:
PCHD Form – Addition Renovations Application
PCHD Form – Accessory Apartment Application
PCHD Form – Certificate of Occupancy Certification for Bedroom Count
PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION
- Putnam County Sanitary Code Article 3 – Effective 7-1-07 ((New))
- Food Service Protection
- Temporary Residence Program / Children’s Camps / Hotels-Motels / Migrant Labor – Periodically inspects all hotels, motels, children’s camps, mobile home parks and migrant labor camps. Evaluates their operations with regard to safe, sanitary and adequately supervised activities. Works with operators to rectify safety lapses, and reviews site contingency plans for emergency situations and adequate staffing by medically competent personnel. Sponsors safety training sessions. Issues annual permits to operate.
- Swimming Pools and Municipal Bathing Beaches – Provides annual inspection and periodic inspection of operations to assure compliance with State safety and sanitary codes; investigates drowning and near-drowning incidents. Takes periodic water samples, assures water quality and properly chlorinated pools. Issues annual permits to operate. Does not cover privately-run bathing beaches.
- Rabies Control
-Rabies Control Form
- Lyme Disease
- Indoor Air – Investigates complaints regarding quality of indoor air.
- Lead – Assists public with investigations of possible lead contaminations.
- Smoking and Tobacco – Directs several efforts at restricting smoking in public places and at controlling and eliminating sale of tobacco products to minors.
- Public Health Complaints – Investigates complaints which may cause damage or injury to life and health.
- Enforcement – Schedules hearings by Administrative Law Judge to review code violations and impose fines on those that have not come into compliance and/or continue to violate sanitary codes. May pursue civil actions against those who continue in their violations, revoke operating permits, or act to close a violator’s facility.
- Health Education – The goal is to improve the community’s health status by offering guidance and support of a healthy lifestyle. The Health Educators reach out to residents on topics such as cancer prevention, HIV, Lyme Disease, Rabies, injury prevention, and others. In addition, the Educators work in partnership with other agencies and organizations to address community health concerns.