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.

Click here for a list of applications and fees for Environmental Health services.

 

Radon Program – Annual Poster Contest

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider | Comments Off

Radon Program – Annual Poster Contest

2016 Radon Poster Contest Radon is a gas that is naturally occurring in the environment.  In Utah, 1 in 3 homes have elevated levels.  This contest is designed to raise awareness for radon testing and to inform people of the danger of radon in their homes.  It is simple and inexpensive to test your home for radon.  Free Radon test kits are available at Tooele County Health Department. State Contest State Contest Winners will receive cash awards.  There will be three first place winners receiving $100 and his/her school receiving $100 and...

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West Nile Virus has been detected in Tooele County.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Environmental Health, Featured, Slider, Uncategorized | Comments Off

West Nile Virus has been detected in Tooele County.

Tooele County Health Department confirms that West Nile Virus has been detected in Tooele County. Health officials conduct surveillance for West Nile Virus by testing local birds. A chicken in Stansbury Park tested positive for the virus. To protect yourself and others please refer to the attached CDC fact sheet on West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus Fact...

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Subdivision Feasibility Reviews

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Before a parcel of land can be divided and/or developed a Subdivision Feasibility Review may need to be completed by our office. The Application for Subdivision Feasibility Review must be submitted and applicable fees paid before review will be completed. A fee will be charged for each lot in your development. Additional items may be required if your property will not be serviced by a municipal sewer and/or water system. If your property will be served by an approved community water system you may need to provide an intent to serve letter...

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Facts about Bed Bugs

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Environmental Health, Slider | Comments Off

Facts about Bed Bugs

BedBug UDOHfactsheet For more information...

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Childcare / Daycare Kitchen Inspections

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

Childcare / Daycare Kitchen Inspections

Before an inspection will be scheduled you will need to fill out the Application for Childcare Food Service Inspection and pay the inspection fee. The inspection will cover these categories: Food prepared by the caregiver comes from an approved source Food brought in by parents for a child’s use must be labeled. Open baby food is refrigerated, held less than 24 hours. Infant formula or break milk must be discarded two hours after initiating a feeding. Refrigerator is clean, maintains a temperature below 41 °F, and a thermometer is...

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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. Below is information for permits for new systems to be installed, how to care for your system and re- certifications of your system for real estate transactions. Septic systems are used by homes that are not able to connect to municipal wastewater treatment (sewer) systems. Before a septic permit will be issued the following items must be submitted to TCHD: soil percolation test...

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Mass Gatherings

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

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 eh@tooelehealth.org. “Temporary Mass Gathering” or “Gathering” means an actual or reasonably anticipated assembly of 500 or more people, which continues or can reasonably be expected to continue for two or more hours per day, at a site for a purpose different from the designed use and...

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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

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

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 Cryptosporidium. For pool operator course information...

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Massage Establishments

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

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 and Operators

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Body Art Establishments and Operators

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 fees. Before completing an online blood borne pathogen course call us to verify that it is an approved...

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Asbestos. What is it?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

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?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Environmental Health | Comments Off

​​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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