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Environmental Health

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The Small Water System Program is involved with the permitting, inspection, and monitoring of 175 small public water systems. The County is the Local Primacy Agency, under contract with the State Department of Health Services, to perform the program requirements that are specified in State and Federal Regulations. The purpose of the program is to ensure that small water systems deliver safe, adequate, and dependable potable water. Environmental Health reviews new applications and changes of ownership to verify that the system will be able to meet technical, managerial, and financial capabilities.

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