Environmental health staff conduct inspections and provide education to ensure food sold in Mercer County is safe.
MCHD inspects and tests private water systems so rural households have safe drinking water.
Environmental health staff work with contractors and homeowners to eliminate environmental and health hazards related to rural home sewage treatment.
Point of sale inspections of wells and septic systems protect prospective homeowners from health hazards and unexpected expenses.
MCHD responds to complaints of health threats including improper disposal of garbage, sewage, tires, or dead animals, as well as rodent and insect infestations.
Ohio law requires MCHD to investigate reported animal bites to prevent human rabies infections.
Environmental health staff provide education and consultation on various indoor air quality issues including mold, carbon monoxide, and radon.
Licensing and inspection of permanent and temporary campgrounds prevents health threats due to unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
MCHD provides safety and sanitation inspections in Mercer County manufactured home parks on behalf of the Ohio Department of Commerce.
Environmental health staff conduct routine inspections of public pools and spas to ensure that they are free from health and safety hazards.
Semi-annual inspections identify safety and sanitation concerns in the school environment.
Proper disposal of solid waste protects drinking water sources and limits pest infestations.
Tattoo and piercing facilities are inspected for compliance with state standards to prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases.
Environmental health staff provide education and consultation on the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.
Current listing of fees for all environmental health licenses, permits, and services.