County Environmental Health
The Environmental Health Program includes the following services: Food Service Establishment Evaluations, On-site Sewage Management System Evaluations, Water Quality Services, Tourist Court Evaluations, Complaint Investigations, Rabies Control, Institutional Inspections, Disease and Vector Investigations and Consultation Services regarding Public Health concerns.
Food safety guidelines
Environmental Health's On Site Sewage Management Systems program evaluates land and issues permits for the purpose of installing on-site sewage management systems according to State regulations and any additional local ordinances.
The Water Quality component of Environmental Health consults with individuals and businesses on the development and protection of drinking water supplies for individual wells. Environmentalists issue permits for well locations and construction, sample individual water supplies, perform bacterial testing, and instruct owners on treatment.
Rabies Control: All animal bites are investigated to evaluate and control the spread of this disease in both humans and animals. Proper quarantine procedures are enforced, and specimens are submitted to the lab for testing. Environmental Health Specialists consult with victims and their physicians regarding recommendations for treatment when needed. Report all animal bites or contacts to Environmental Health at 229-248-3058.
Institutional Inspections: Institutional evaluations are done on a request basis on detention facilities, mental health facilities, adoptive homes and foster homes (for DFCS), and senior service centers for compliance with optimum program guidelines provided by the State.
* Other Environmental Health Program activities not documented in this report are: Tourist Court inspections, Complaint Investigations, Rabies Control, and Disease and Vector Investigations.