Health and Community Services Department
Environmental Health Division
The Environmental Health Unit’s mission is to be a leader in services and solutions that assure excellence in program delivery and emergency response in order to protect public health by promoting public health safety and preventing illness. Environmental Health consists of the Land Water & Wastewater Team, Food Safety & Facility Team, Household Hazardous Waste center (located at 1301 Lamont Avenue) and a Laboratory that performs clinical and water sample testing for Kalamazoo County and the surrounding community.
Environmental Health seeks to protect public health through the application of regional surveillance of public health risk factors, risk reduction programs, inspection/evaluations and issuance of licensing/construction permits in the areas of food service, sewage disposal, drinking water, campgrounds, swimming pools, body art facilities, surface water, vector monitoring and Household Hazardous Waste reduction/education activities.