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Environmental Health

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Engineers, public health sanitarians and support staff carry out activities under the NYS Sanitary Code to prevent and control environmental threats to public health. Click on links for more detailed information.

Public water supply regulation
Monitor public water supplies for conformance with NYS Sanitary Code, including tests for water quality. Review proposed improvements.

Subdivision review
Review proposed subdivisions of 5 or more lots on under 5 acres, primarily for water supply and wastewater disposal.

Permits for food service establishments
Issue permits to establishments serving food to the public in Orange County. These facilities are regularly inspected by Division staff.

Other permits
Issue permits for public swimming pools/ bathing beaches, children’s/ farm labor camps, temporary residences (like motels), mobile home parks.

Rabies Control
Send specimens for rabies testing, coordinate with Nursing Division for treatment of individuals exposed to rabies. Monitor confinement of domestic animals exposed to rabies, or that have bitten a human.

Lead Poisoning Control
Test for lead in the homes of children identified as having lead poisoning. If lead is found, landlords/homeowners are required to remediate lead hazards.

For more information on the services of the Environmental Health Division, please call (845) 291-2331.

Edwin L. Sims P.E., Acting Director
Division of Environmental Health