Environmental Health & Safety
Our programs promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and the places they live, work and play. Our programs employ several strategies to prevent health hazards including education, surveillance, routine inspections, sampling, posting, and enforcement where necessary.
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Recovery Information for Kincade Fire
We are dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment, and keeping the public apprised of the county’s air quality in the aftermath of the Kincade Fire.
For the latest regarding debris removal and household hazardous waste cleanup go to the Debris Removal page on SoCoEmergency.org.
For recovery information regarding the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires, visit SonomaCountyRecovers.org.
California Health & Safety Code (Cal Code) allows you to prepare certain non-perishable foods in your home and sell to the public with a cottage food registration or permit.
We monitor bacterial levels in the water at beaches along the Russian River and Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon. Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Sonoma County has implemented a color-coded placard system for the disclosure of food facility inspection results. Learn more about this new system and other aspects of food facility inspection.
Ocean water samples are collected weekly between April 1 and October 31 at the seven beaches that are visited by 50,000 people per year and are adjacent to storm drains, creek or rivers.
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Published on February 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Public Notice is Hereby Given, In compliance with AB1497 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 27 Section 21660.3, that the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is processing a Registration Permit for Sonoma County Waste Solutions, LLC.
Published on February 25, 2020 at 7:59 AM
En cumplimiento con AB1497 y el Código de Regulaciones de California (CCR), Título 21 Sección 21660.3, el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, la Agencia de Aplicación Local de Residuos Sólidos (LEA) está procesando un Permiso de Registro para Sonoma County Waste Solutions, LLC.
Environmental Health, Public Health Division
Published on September 6, 2019
This afternoon signs were posted at Spring Lake park in the City of Santa Rosa to warn the public of any blue-green algae (BGA) that may be present in the lake. DHS Environmental Health, in conjunction with the Sonoma County Parks Department will be collecting samples to be tested today to determine if harmful algae blooms are present in Spring Lake.
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