Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Environmental Health: (517) 546-9858

Health Department: (517) 546-9850

Email: health@livgov.com

The Environmental Health Division strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling potential health consequences that may result from interactions between people and their environment.

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Sanitarian Area Assignments   

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Provides permits for private water wells and information about Type II Water Supply.
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Septic services, including permits and evaluation of construction/maintenance.
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Food Protection ensures proper food handling at restaurants and trains staff.
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Provides information and consultation on air pollutants and housing issues.
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Provides information and identification of ticks and mosquitoes.
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Provides inspections for public swimming pools and bathing beaches.
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Provides inspections for public campgrounds and child and adult care facilities.
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Annually evaluates body art facilities that perform tattooing, and piercing.
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Information on emerging environmental health issues, such as vapor intrusion.

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Beaches, Pools and Campgrounds - LCHD provides environmental health inspections for: public swimming pools, public bathing beaches, and public campgrounds.

Body Art - LCHD evaluates of facilities in Livingston County that perform tattooing (including permanent cosmetics), body piercing (except for just piercing the ear), or branding.  They must have a license from the State of Michigan and must be inspected annually by the Livingston County Environmental Health Division.

Child and Adult Care Facilities - LCHD evaluates child care facilities as well as child and adult foster care facilities.

Food Protection - LCHD evaluates food service establishments to ensure proper food handling and review standard operations to eliminate potential food borne illness.  LCHD trains and certifies food service employees and managers.

Housing and Indoor Air - LCHD provides information and consultation on various sources of air pollutants and housing issues, such as bed bugs, radon, mold, lead, asbestos, mercury, carbon monoxide, environmental tobacco smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Sanitarian Area Assignments   

Septic Systems - LCHD evaluates conditions for suitability of onsite sewage disposal, evaluates system construction, and complaints of improper operation and maintenance of onsite sewage disposal facilities. LCHD acts as the local permitting agency for all residential and small commercial onsite sewage treatment systems.

Ticks - LCHD provides information and identification of ticks that may carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Vapor Intrusion - LCHD is working collaboratively with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to evaluate the potential for indoor air quality health risks in areas with historical groundwater contamination sites.

Water Wells - LCHD acts as the local permitting agency for all residential and small public water supply systems and maintains active involvement in mapping and monitoring sites of environmental concern within the county.

Well & Septic Records - View land records, includes permit documents, with associated site plans, and inspection information.

Public Non-Community/Type II Water Supply - A type II non-community public water supply is a water system that provides water for drinking or household purposes to 25 or more persons or have 15 or more service connections at least 60 days per year.  Examples include:  industries, large resorts, restaurants, day care facilities, and schools.

For the training - Drinking Water Operator Certification Program (DEQ) orPDF IconDEQ Approved Courses

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