County Health Department
Board of Health Meetings
October 14th 3:30 pm
2015 Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics
"The mission of the Monroe County Health Department is to protect the health, safety, and well being of all county residents by providing high quality public health services. These services will be provided in an efficient and effective manner."
Do You Need Your Flu Shot - Call Karen
740-472-1677 ext 202
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If you were born in Ohio we can issue you a certified birth record!! This document is accepted by all governmental agencies as proof of birth. No more need to travel to the county where you were born, just give us a call at 472-1677 ext. 200 or 201
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We are now offering Baseline Water testing prior to oil and gas well drilling - Call John at 472-1677 ext 206
Gatekeeper Training - Saturday, August 29th 9am to 1pm
The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition is proud to announce an upcoming training, which is open to the public and free of charge, by Ellen Anderson, Ph.D, LCC-S. Dr. Anderson is a professional clinical counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over 35 years. She has developed a variety of trainings for the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. Dr. Anderson will be presenting the Community Gatekeeper training at St. Paul’s UCC, 303 South Main Street, Woodsfield, from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday August 29th. A Gatekeeper is any individual in the community who may come in contact with another individual that may be feeling suicidal. This training will explore the warning signs of suicide and the steps to be taken to decrease risk. Please plan to attend on Saturday; there will be a free continental breakfast at 8 am. CEUs are pending approval for mental health professionals. If you are not able to attend and are interested in the presentations created by Dr. Anderson, they are available on the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundations web site at www.ohiospf.org. Dr. Anderson will also be presenting to the faculty of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District. The Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition meets every third Thursday at 4 pm at St. Paul’s UCC in Woodsfield. Please plan on joining us as we strive to make a difference in our community. For more information contact Linda Masters at the Monroe County Health Department – 740.472.1677 ext. 201.
Should You Have Your Water Tested?
Modern oil and gas drilling is a highly technical and closely monitored process with regulations in place to protect underground sources of drinking water during and after the drilling process. The chance of ground water contamination is small but it is possible that groundwater quality can be impacted, especially near oil and gas well sites. Homeowners near such sites may want to consider drinking water testing for contaminants commonly associated with oil and gas drilling. The Monroe County Health Department can offer these testing services. A registered sanitarian on staff will collect the sample on site using EPA approved protocols. Water sample results are usually available within two weeks after testing. Please call the Monroe County Health Department at (740) 472-1677 extension 206 for more information such as prices and scheduling.
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Summary of Sewage treatment System Rule ChangesSummary of Sewage treatment System Rule Changes
On January 1, 2015 the new Ohio Sewage Treatment Rules became effective. Contractors and homeowners will both be affected by the changes. Below is a summary of the changes.
All persons registering as a sewage treatment system installer, service provider, or septage hauler shall take a test on the sewage treatment rules. The test is an open book test with 75 questions. The test will be available through local health districts, Ohio TRAIN, Operator Training of Ohio, and onsite and at Ohio Department of Health.
Septic Installers are required to carry a surety bond of $40,000, Septage Haulers and Service Providers must carry a surety bond of $25,000.
Installers, haulers and service providers must have proof of General Liability Insurance of not less than $500,000.
Homeowners will be affected in of ways that will likely increase the cost of installation and operation of the system.
Each lot must be evaluated by a soil scientist prior to a septic installation permit being issued. The soil evaluation itself will likely cost the homeowner $500 to $1000 dollars. The results of the soil evaluation will likely lead to a more complex or larger and more expensive sewage treatment system.
Each septic system installed after January 1, 2015 must be included in an Operation & Maintenance Program which will entail inspections, service calls, costs and fees as long as the system is being used.
Please contact Director of Environmental Health, John Shreve at the Monroe County Health Department for additional information or questions. (740) 472-1677 ext 206