Environmental Health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.  The role of the Geary County Health Department Environmental Department is to ensure that a community has clean water, proper removal and treatment of sewage, proper management of waste, food protection, and safe and clean swimming pools. In addition, environmental health provides emergency services in times of disaster. Disaster response includes safety of the health of the community, protection of water and wells, establishing shelters, overseeing mass casualty, investigating domestic animal loss, and confirming proper disposal of animal waste.  For available services and fees, please contact Lisa Davies at (785) 762-5788 ext 132.  Current fee schedules can be found here- 2017 Fees.

More information available on Kansas Department of Health and Environment website.

Rural Lakes Region – Local Environmental Protection Program

The Rural Lakes Region of the Health Department, as part of the Local Environmental Protection Program, is responsible for the overseeing of private on-site wastewater system installation, private domestic water supply well drilling, subdivision water and wastewater planning, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, public water supply protection, and non-point source pollution control septic systems and water systems in two (2) counties of Kansas: Geary and Morris.  For available services and fees, please contact Lisa Davies at (785) 762-5788 ext 132.

Environmental Health

United States Environmental Protection Agency-The Key to Mold Control is Moisture Control

United States Environmental Protection Agency-Bed Bug Information

Geary County Sanitary Code- 9-2012 Approved Geary Co Code-full color

City of Junction City, Kansas