Environmental Health

RCHD The Richland County Environmental Health Office employs registered sanitarians to handle a broad spectrum of environmental issues, including:

  • Licensed establishments- food service, hotels, body art
  • Work camps, trailer courts and RV parks
  • Subdivision review
  • Septic permits
  • Water quality

The Environmental Health Office can provide information on many environmental health issues, including:

  • Hazardous materials
  • Mold and indoor air quality
  • Pests
  • Radon
  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Mercury disposal

The Well Educated program offers low-cost water testing for private wells. The goal of the Well Educated program is to provide private well owner education about water quality as it relates to health, and quality of life. The program is a collaborative effort between MSUEWQ, and partners in participating counties that provides well owners with materials to sample their well water quality. The outcome is a service that helps prevent nonpoint source ground water contamination from private wells through well owner education while simultaneously providing means to monitor ground water quality.                          

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Today's Air provides close to real time air quality information to the public on an hourly basis. It updates 15 minutes past the hour and fine particulate concentrations from permanent monitoring stations. Representations of health assessment risks within Today's Air provides general advice, and is not a substitute for individual health awareness and advice from medical health professionals.

Please use the menu at the left. Please contact the Richland County Environmental Health Office at 406-433-2207 if you need further assistance.