Environmental health continues to be an important part of the District's responsibility. Environmental health activities include the issuance of permits, such as those for new septic systems, repair of existing septic systems, and the installation of wells; conducting soil tests; reviewing land use proposals for compliance to state and local public health codes; and performing food service and related inspections.
The District is responsible for conducting epidemiological investigations for all communicable diseases, food borne outbreaks of illness, and reports of lead poisoning in the town and borough of Newtown as well as the towns of Bridgewater and Roxbury. The District also responds to complaints involving inadequate housing, water contamination, vector control, and/or other threats to public health.
- CT Department of Public Health webpage for Arsenic in Private Well Water
- CT Department of Public Health webpage for Uranium in Private Well Water
- CT Department of Public Health webpage for Disinfection of Water Supply Well
- CT Department of Public Health webpage for Flooding: Information for Homeowners about Private Wells, Sewage and Clean-up