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Environmental Health Department

The Environmental Health Department provides environmental education as well as enforcement of state laws, rules, and local ordinances pertaining to food sanitation, wastewater disposal, and other public health concerns.


 Kyle DeHart
City Sanitarian
511 Mercer Street
P O Box 384
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Ph: 512-858-4725
 

Hours
Thursdays
 




FOOD, LODGING, AND INSTITUTIONAL SANITATION

  • Reviews plans and issues permits to operate food service facilities
  • Conducts routine health/sanitation inspections of all establishments required by law
  • Issues sanitation grades to permitted establishments based upon results of inspections
  • Permits and inspects temporary food service establishments for special events (i.e. festivals, fairs, etc.)
  • Investigates public health complaints


       

ON-SITE WASTEWATER

  • Performs soil/site evaluations to determine suitability for on-site wastewater installations
  • Permits new and repaired on-site wastewater installations
  • Inspects and approves new and repaired on-site wastewater installations
  • Inspects existing system installations in certain situations
  • Investigates public health complaints

 

GROUND WATER WELLS

The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District works to conserve, preserve, recharge and prevent waste of groundwater within western Hays County. To help accomplish these goals the District is charged to gather information needed for sound decisions, to provide information to citizens and local agencies, and to insure that groundwater is used efficiently and at sustainable rates.

 

FORMS
Common forms handled by the Environmental Health Department:

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