Dougherty County Environmental Health
240 Pine Ave. Suite 360
Albany, GA 31701
229-432-8186 - fax
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.
The following are
videos related to Environmental Health:
"Environmental Health - Protecting the
Health and Safety of Georgia's Citizens"
"On-Site Sewage Waste
"Environmental Health - The
Food safety guidelines
Consumer Guide to Safe Handling
Bacteria's Holiday Advice
Forgotten In the
Food Safely on the Road
Is Pink Turkey Meat
It's a Grab and
Keep It Clean
Procedure For Preparing Peking Duck
Questions and Answers on Listeriosis
Seven Highly Effective Habits for Home Food Safety
Food Services component of the Environmental Health Program review
plans, inspects and permits food service establishments according to State Food
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
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.
Tourist Court Evaluations
include plan reviews, permitting of establishments and at least two routine
for compliance with State Tourist Accommodation Rules.
The Swimming Pool program covers plan review, inspection and permitting for public pools
according to state regulations.
Complaint Investigations: Environmental Health investigates complaints of a public health nature: leaking
sewage, solid waste, mosquito, fly, rodent problems.
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 229-438-3943.
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.
Disease Investigations: Investigation
of potential disease outbreaks from environmental sources, such as food, water, sewage,
and vectors (such as mosquitoes, ticks, and wild animals).
Consultants in Areas of: Indoor
Air Quality, Asbestos, Formaldehyde, Occupational Health,
Infectious Disease, Injury Control, and Lead-based Paint Exposure.
Environmental Health Program activities not documented in this report are:
Tourist Court inspections, Complaint
Investigations, Rabies Control, and Disease and Vector Investigations.