Environmental Services

Inspections


The environmental health staff conducts regular inspection for the 150 food vendors throughout the valley. Copies of all reports are left with the facility owner and are on file at the Health Department for public review.

Seasonally, public bathing places are inspected by the Health Department. Life‑saving equipment, personnel certifications and proper sanitation procedures are checked to ensure safety.

Health Nuisances


Public health nuisance and occupational health complaints that are reported to the department are investigated and appropriate action taken.

Pollution


The Health Department works closely with the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Energy to solve local pollution control problems. NJDEP Hotline is 877-WARNDEP (877-927-6337).


Permits


The Health Department issues permits for:
  • New construction, repairs and alterations to existing septic systems
  • New or replacement wells and well pumps
A Homeowner's Manual for the maintenance of septic systems is available upon request.

Private Well Testing


The Health Department recommends testing of private wells for:
Total coliform bacteria annually. Nitrates every three years. Lead, arsenic, gross alpha and other organic chemicals every five years.

Other Services


Information is also available on underground oil tanks, asbestos removal, lead hazards (both paint and drinking water) and solid waste.