Environmental Health

Environmental Health Services

Waterborne Illness & Disinfection

Worldwide, disease causing organisms are by far the most important drinking water contaminants in terms of public health.  There are many different types of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasites) that can be transmitted by unsafe drinking water, most of which cause severe diarrheal illness and vomiting.  According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 million people die each year from waterborn Read more

Compilation of Bed Bug Resources

This list of "Bed Bug" related resources was compiled and distributed by Dr. Wayne Gall of the on February 10, 2014.  Dr. Gall serves as the Regional Entomologist for the New York State Department of Health in Buffalo, NY.

Coliform Testing & Water System Disinfection Instructions

Coliform Bacteria in Drinking Water Supplies -  contains a brochure produced by the New York State Department of Health with information regarding coliform testing (the standard test for potability).  This brochure aims to help interpret the results of your water sample. Read more

Water Treatment Systems

Choosing the right water treatment system for your home can be challenging and expensive.  There are many different types of treatment systems available and there are often several different ways to address a water quality problem.  No one type of treatment system is appropriate for all situations. Read more

Water Quality Testing

Ground water can contain a wide variety of both naturally-occurring and man-made minerals and chemicals.  Some of these can impart tastes and odors, cause staining of fixtures, or even leave sediments while others are undetectable without testing. Read more

Onsite Water Supplies

Most residents who live in rural areas get their water from onsite sources.  Drilled wells are the most common type of onsite water supply in Cattaraugus County, although driven-point wells and springs can still be found serving older homes.  These water supplies come in all shapes and sizes and are collectively referred to as “private water supplies”.  Read more

Public Health Hazards

Everyday, you are exposed to many types of environmental contaminants and possibly disease carrying agents.  Some of these cause a great deal of anxiety for residents like cockroaches, but others like lead paint may go entirely unnoticed until a problem develops.  Being aware of these potential hazards and reducing the likelihood of exposure is important to safeguard your health.

The Environmental Health Division conducts several programs intended to reduce the risk of exposure to environmental hazards and control communicable disease carriers in Cattaraugus County. Read more

2013 Tobacco Sales Enforcement Program

News from Environmental Health posted on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:34pm
NYSDOH ATUPA Sign

NYSDOH ATUPA Sign

During a routine compliance check, a first time sale of tobacco to an underage youth
occurred on 11/20/2013 at:

Fresh Market
17 S. Main Street
Franklinville, NY

This is a Violation of Article 13-F, Regulation of Tobacco Products and Herbal Cigarettes; Distribution to Minors.

2014 January Rabies Clinic

Date(s): 
Sat, 01/04/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
2014 January Rabies Clinic Flier

There will be a rabies clinic held at the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works garage in Little Valley on January 4, 2014 from 9:00 am to Noon.

Rabies Vaccinations are required for ALL cats, dogs and domesticated ferrets by FOUR months of age (but not less than 12 weeks).

Cats and dogs are given a booster one year later and every three years thereafter. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually.

No charge for vaccination but donations accepted to help defray costs! Read more

Water Operator Training Class

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