InspectionsThe 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 NuisancesPublic health nuisance and occupational health complaints that are reported to the department are investigated and appropriate action taken.
PollutionThe 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).
The Health Department issues permits for:
- New construction, repairs and alterations to existing septic systems
- New or replacement wells and well pumps
Private Well TestingThe 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.