Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Office covers a variety of areas. Listed below are some of the areas permitted and / or inspected by our office. Click on each area for more information or if you don’t see what you need contact us at eh@tooelehealth.org or by calling (435)277-2440.

 

 

Septic Tanks – Wastewater Disposal Systems

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Septic Tanks – Wastewater Disposal Systems

Septic tanks- also known as individual onsite waste water disposal systems are permitted and inspected by TCHD in accordance with Regulation #12 Wastewater Disposal. Before a septic permit will be issued the following items must be submitted to TCHD: soil percolation test results- plot map of property showing property lines, where septic tank will be located and well if applicable septic system design by a certified septic system designer. completed application fees. Applications and fees. Property Map Requirements, Perc Testers & System...

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Mass Gatherings

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Mass Gatherings

Mass gatherings are permitted and inspected by Tooele County Health Department in accordance with Rule R392-400. Temporary Mass Gatherings Sanitation. Click here for Applications and Fees. For more information call (435)277-2440 or email...

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Well/Spring Water Permit

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Well/Spring Water Permit

Before drilling a culinary water well for drinking purposes you must first complete the steps below: Acquire necessary water rights. Contact Utah Division of Water Rights at (801) 538-7240. Acquire necessary well driller start cards. Contact Utah Division of Water Rights at (801) 538-7240. Click here for a list of approved Property Map, Perc People, Well Drillers in Tooele County. Bring these items to TCHD: a copy of your water rights and well driller start cards Application for Well / Spring Water Permit filled out a map of your property...

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Tanning Establishments

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Tanning Establishments

Tanning establishments are permitted and inspected by the Tooele County Health Department according to Rule R392-700. Indoor Tanning Bed Sanitation. Click here for applications and fees. For more information call (435)277-2440 or email us at...

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Swimming Pools and Spas

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Swimming Pools and Spas

Swimming pools and spas that are available for public use are permitted, inspected and routinely sampled by Tooele County Health Department according to Health Regulation #2.  For more information contact 435-277-2440 or email eh@tooelehealth.org.  Click here for more information on applications and fees. Click here for more information on...

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Massage Establishments

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Massage Establishments

Massage establishments, including bath houses and health salons are inspected and permitted by the Tooele County Health Department according to Health Regulation # 6. For more information on massage establishments contact (435) 277-2440 or email us at eh@tooelehealth.org. Click here for applications and...

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Body Art Establishments

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Body Art Establishments

Body Art Establishments, including tattooing, permanent cosmetics, body piercing, scarification and branding are inspected and permitted by the Tooele County Health Department according to Health Regulation# 10.  For information on becoming a permitted operator and / or facility contact us at (435) 277-2440 or email eh@tooelehealth.org.  Click here for required applications and...

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Asbestos. What is it?

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Asbestos. What is it?

Asbestos is a group of minerals that generally look like separable, long, thin fibers. These fibers are small and can be seen with a microscope. When these fibers are disturbed, causing the fibers to float in the air, they can be easily breathed into the lungs. Scientists have recognized asbestos as a health threat to humans because these fibers can be breathed into the lungs and can cause cancer and other lung diseases. We are all exposed to low levels of asbestos in the air. People are more likely to experience asbestos-related disorders...

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Water sample fee increase effective March 1, 2015

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Due to an increase in lab fees, Tooele County Health Department will be increasing the following fees effective March 1, 2015: Full Chemical Analysis for private wells Bacteriological water samples for private wells Routine pool/spa samples Repeate pool/spa samples Fees will be increased by $5.00. View a complete list of Environmental Health Fees...

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​​Is Wood a Sole Source of Heat?

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​​Is Wood a Sole Source of Heat?

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Homeowners along the Wasatch Front, Cache and Tooele counties who use wood stoves or other solid fuel burning devices as their only source of heat must register with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) between now and June 1 in order to burn wood on mandatory no burn days. The so-called “sole source” registry reopens today. Homeowners must apply to be on this registry using this online registration...

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Are you breathing Radon?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | Comments Off

Are you breathing Radon?

Did you know you can get lung cancer without smoking? A gas called radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, and it could be in your home. Watch the video to learn how to find out whether your home has radon and what you can do to fix it. Test kits are available at Tooele County Health Department.

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DAQ Urges Use of Utah Air App as Burning Rules Go Into Effect: Seasonal wood burning restrictions begin November 1

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

For Immediate Release October 30, 2014 DAQ Urges Use of Utah Air App as Burning Rules Go Into Effect Seasonal wood burning restrictions begin November 1 Salt Lake City, Utah – With the air turning cold, the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) reminds Utahns that wood burning restrictions go into effect November 1, 2014, and urges the use of online and mobile tools for better monitoring of daily air particulates. Wood burning restrictions aim to help reduce hard-to-see particle pollution that builds up during winter inversion periods. Restrictions...

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Food Handler Permits

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | Comments Off

Food Handler Permits

“All food handlers must obtain a permit from a local health department before they are allowed to handle food which will be served to the public.” – R392-103- Food Handler Training and Certificate (click here to view the rule). To obtain a permit, food service workers must attend the Food Handler Class held at the health department OR complete an approved Online Food Handler Class. See approved websites below. Click here for the Food Handler Basics Handout. Food Handler applicants: Live Class- held the 1st Tuesday of each...

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 9 am – Noon

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 9 am – Noon

It’s time to clean house! Clean out your household hazardous waste on Saturday May 2nd from 9 am to Noon. What to bring: Used oil, paints, poisons Auto batteries, chemicals Antifreeze, pesticides Unwanted products labeled “Poison”, “Warning”, “Caution” Prescription Drugs E- Waste (electronics, computers, tvs, etc.) What NOT to bring: Waste from businesses Containers larger than 5 gallons Explosives Ammunition Radioactive Waste Compressed Gas Cylinders Where and how can I safely dispose...

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Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspections

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Environmental Health, Featured | Comments Off

Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspections

Search Inspections Welcome to the Tooele County Health Department  Food Establishment / Restaurant Inspection web page.  This site provides information to users that will help them to make informed decisions about where they dine. This web site includes the number of critical /non-critical violations, details of violations and inspection dates. Inspections in the database began to be entered on July 1, 2013.  It will take two to four years to compile a full history of an establishment. Inspections completed earlier than July 1, 2013,...

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