Environmental Services

Inspections

The environmental health staff conducts regular inspections for the 150+ food vendors throughout the Hopewell Valley. Copies of all reports are left with the business owner and are on file at the Health Department for public review. For more information from the CDC about food safety visit this link.

Seasonally, public bathing places are inspected by the Health Department. Life‑saving equipment, personnel certifications, and proper sanitation procedures are checked to ensure safety. For more information about safe swimming from the CDC, click here.

Health Nuisances

Public health nuisance and occupational health complaints that are reported to the department are investigated. Appropriate action is taken as needed.

Pollution

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

Health Community Planning Reports 

Healthy Community Planning New Jersey, referred to as “HCP-NJ,” is a website jointly developed by the NJ Departments of Health (NJDOH) and Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The site provides individual, municipal-level reports that offer a snapshot of a municipality’s health and environmental data to help promote a healthy and safe environment.