Environmental health addresses all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person. It encompasses assessment and control of environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments.
Environmental issues are addressed by:
- Inspecting food establishments at least twice per year;
- Inspecting all daycares once per year;
- Inspecting all lodging facilities once per year;
- Inspecting sewage system installations;
- Performing sewage complaint investigations;
- Performing food borne disease outbreak investigations;
- Performing temporary food establishment inspections at events; and
- Holding meetings with citizens to discuss sewage system options/food permits, etc.
Septic System Information:
If a home is built on 3 acres or less in Pike County, a sewage permit must be obtained for $90.00 from the Pike County Health Department, Home Care & Hospice. This ensures that the sewage system is installed correctly by a state registered sewage installer. If a home is built on more than 3 acres it is only exempt from a sewage permit. Therefore, a proper sewage system must still be installed. However, a sewage permit may still be obtained for a home built on more than 3 acres if you want the sewage system to be approved.
Permits, Checklists, Forms, Guidelines
- Temporary Food Permit
- Temporary Food Stand Checklist for Owners
- Temporary Food Stand Inspection Report
- Temporary Food Stand Hand Washing and Utensil Washing Requirements
- Annual Food Permit
- Food Establishment Complaint Form
- Sewage Complaint Form
- Steps for Installing a Septic System
- Guidelines for Bake Sales and What Can Be Sold at Farmers Markets
National Restaurant Association
For more information regarding environmental issues, please contact the agency at (573) 324-2111 or contact us by email.