ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

FOOD SANITATION PROGRAM

The goal of this program is the reduction of food-borne illness through education of food service operations and consumers regarding safe food handling practices. All food service establishments are classified into risk categories based upon the type of menu served, the type of population served, the amount of food handling and/or the food handling procedures being performed.

PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL

The goals of this program are to minimize the risk of communicable disease transmission and the reduction of adverse impacts upon the environment. The Private Sewage Disposal Program requires that all installations and/or repairs of individual sewage disposal systems be inspected by a sanitarian. All new sewage systems, and repairs to existing systems, require a permit from the Health Department prior to construction.

TANNING INSPECTIONS

The program goal of tanning inspections is to reduce the long-term injury to patrons' skin and eyes caused by over exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The Environmental Health Division conducts annual inspections on all tanning beds.

NUISANCE CONTROL

The program goal of nuisance control is to minimize possible injury associated with a potential public health nuisance condition. Upon citizen request, situations are investigated and corrective action is initiated when a nuisance condition appears to be a public health hazard.

For environmental complaints within the city limits of Taylorville, call the City Health Officer at 824-8713. For the city of Pana, call the City Health Officer at 562-2741.

WATER WELL PROGRAM
This program assures that all private and non-community public water systems are properly located, constructed, and supply water satisfactory for consumption. In addition, the installation or repair of individual water wells are inspected and sampled to ensure a safe water supply. A permit is required before a water well can be constructed.

 
 
902 W. Springfield Rd Taylorville, IL 62568 Phone: (217)824-4113 Fax (217) 824-4380