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McHenry County Department of Health - Environmental Health

Environmental health is defined as "the discipline that focuses on the health interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters a safe and healthful environment." (NACCHO)

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The Environmental Health Programs serve to prevent disease and improve the quality of life in McHenry County.  This is accomplished through public education and the enforcement of applicable environmental public health regulations.

 Applications & Forms
 Fee Schedules
 Food Protection Program
 Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Septic Systems)
 Groundwater Protection/Contamination
 Private Water Supply
 Laboratory Services (Drinking & Surface Water Analysis)
 Public Beaches
 Nuisance Control (Indoor Air Quality, Vectors, Open Burning)
 Solid Waste Program
 Flood Related Information
 Public Documents
 Environmental Health Advisory Committee
 Environmental Health Ordinances
 Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests

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