What We Do
Environmental Health is responsible for the protection of air, water and all other factors that may adversely affect the quality lifestyle we enjoy in Summit County. In addition, the Environmental Division monitors and protects all water sources that flow through Summit County to neighboring counties for drinking water, irrigation and many other daily needs.
As one of the fastest-growing communities in the state of Utah, Summit County Health Department finds our staff developing new programs in an effort to maintain the standards previously set.
New Fees Starting January 1, 2016
The Summit County Health Department has increased fees for some programs and services starting January 1, 2016.
Environmental Health protects public health through the following programs:
Our water quality program monitors the quality of drinking water in Summit County in conjunction with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The lab tests water samples from individuals and public water systems for bacteria in drinking water.
If you receive a notice to boil your drinking water. This page will provide information on what you need to know during and after the notice.
The food safety program works to ensure safe food service practices. We offer public education, issue food handler cards and inspect and permit food service establishments.
It is a habit we all have – leaving our cars running while they are sitting still, or idling. Although it may be for just a few minutes a day that we leave the engine on, the pollutants and health problems add up. This is why Summit County has passed the Idle Free Resolution for Motorized Vehicles and has declared this to be an idle-free county.
We inspect asbestos removal projects, and investigate complaints of mold and any other unusual odors.
Indoor Clean Air Act
We respond to smoking complaints in restaurants and bars.
The program watches pollution levels in the county and investigates emission complaints.
The Radon Program provides information on how to protect your family and your home from radon. We offer radon test kits for you to sample the air where you live. The cost for each kit is $10.00 and this includes lab analysis.
Our on-site program makes sure that septic systems work properly. We do this through the permitting process, homeowner education and responding to complaints.
The solid waste program permits solid waste facilities such as landfills. We respond to complaints and enforce solid waste regulations.
The hazardous waste program works to ensure safe disposal of hazardous waste. We investigate hazardous materials complaints and over-see clean ups on spills.
All public pools and spas in Summit County are sampled and tested by the Environmental Division.
Summit County provides recycling locations for residents to drop off used automobile oil, at no charge. This oil is then recycled.
Summit County Board of Health Water Concurrency: An ordinance providing for the establishment of requirements for a Commitment of Service letter within Summit County based on the ability of water systems to deliver safe and reliable water and promoting the conservation and wise use of all Summit County water resources.
Environmental Health Division, Summit County Health Department
650 Round Valley Drive, Park City, Utah 84060
Phone: 435-333-1511, Fax: 435-333-1580