Food Services Programs
The Health District
inspects all licensed food establishments to assure compliance with the
requirements of the Public Health Code. We seek to reduce the public risk of
foodborne illness by providing reasonable protection from contaminated food and
by improving the sanitary condition of food establishments. The Health District
investigates reports of illnesses caused by food. By identifying the cause of
the illness, we can prevent future occurrences. All plans for new and renovating
food establishments are reviewed and approved by the Health District to help
ensure that they are built or renovated according to current food safety
Housing and Property Maintenance Code
Local ordinances establish minimum standards for the
maintenance of all premises. It is the responsibility of the Health District to
enforce these codes. Buildings are inspected to assure that lighting,
ventilation, electricity, heating and plumbing are installed correctly and
Salon Ordinance This local ordinance establishes minimum standards for maintaining proper sanitary conditions at salons which offer barbering, hairdressing and cosmetology, nail technician, tanning, tattoo and/or body piercing and protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare by preventing the spread of disease, including, but not limited to, viral, bacterial, and fungal infections.
Vector Control-Mosquito and Tick
Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus are just two examples of
vector-borne diseases. The Health District has a variety of educational
materials available to the public. These materials are an excellent resource for
information regarding protection of people, pets, and property. In order to
assess West Nile Virus activity, a bird surveillance program is in place from
May until late fall.
Swimming Pool Inspections
Pools and spas
operated at apartments, condominiums, parks, schools, and clubs are regulated by
the State Health Code and regularly inspected by the Health District.
Requirements include chemically balanced, safe water, proper signage, rest rooms
with warm showers, and fencing with proper gates. Individual pool owners can
receive answers about pool safety and water quality.
Water Testing and On-Site Sewage
On-site sewage disposal systems (septic systems) are
inspected for compliance with the CT Public Health Code. This includes site
investigation, design approval, permit issuance, and other necessary
inspections. Individual wells are evaluated to assure that an adequate supply of
safe drinking water is available to residents.
Rabies Alert and Follow-up
Rabies is a fatal,
viral disease that can be spread by the saliva of infected animals, including
bats, to people. It can be prevented by vaccinating pets and people who work
with animals. Anyone who suspects that they may have had an exposure should
contact their physician and the Health District. All positive tests for rabies
are immediately reported to the Director of Health. The Health District staff
then ensure that exposed victims receive appropriate medical attention.
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