The Public Health Department works closely with our regional New York State Department of Health District Office located in Geneva to address environmental concerns, with the District Office being the lead agency. The Geneva District Office delivers environmental health services by identifying, investigating and resolving actual and potential health hazards caused by environmental factors. The District Office enforces regulations that protect the public's health, safety, and environment.
Some of the responsibilities of the District Office are:
Inspection of restaurants, hotels, motels, and fairgrounds
Inspection and regulation of summer camps, public pools, public beaches, and public water supply
Review of applications for water systems
Collaboration with local health departments during outbreaks of food and water borne illnesses
Issuing permits for food vendors
Home inspections of children with elevated lead levels