Mission: To protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts


 

 

Environmental Healthdrinking water

The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County Environmental Health seeks to protect, promote, and enhance the health and well-being of the public and the environment through the application of scientific principles, education, and environmental health laws and regulations.

Environmental Health Specialists perform food hygiene, group care, tattoo, body art, mobile home park and tanning facility sanitation inspections; conduct on-site soil evaluations and inspections of septic systems; perform bacteriological and chemical sampling of public and private wells; ensure the proper handling and disposal of biomedical waste; conduct zoonotic disease and rabies investigations, and public swimming pool sanitation inspections. Environmental Health Specialists also monitor and permit public drinking water systems and perform well surveillance sampling. An equally important function of Environmental Health is to provide timely advice and information to the public, businesses, and other governmental agencies on public health issues and concerns. This is especially critical when the health of Nassau County residents and visitors is threatened during emergencies such as hurricanes, fires, floods, hazardous materials incidents, sewage spills and outbreaks of disease.


You may bring your water samples to our Environmental Health Office.
96135 Nassau Place, Suite B, Yulee, Fl. 32097

Monday - Thursday

Telephone: 904-548-1830



To learn more of what we do for you click on one of the topics below:

Boil Water Notice guidelines.

Check the status of an inspection for any of our programs.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Links of interest.

Our Environmental Health fee schedule.

Our office.

Pay your fees and print your permit online.

Programs.

Report an unsafe or unsanitary condition in a restaurant, caterer or mobile food unit.

Report a food or waterborne illness.

Septic Tank and Well Permits information and forms.

What to do if you well is flooded.

 

 





 

Links of Interest

 

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Our Office

The Florida Department of Health in Nassau County Environmental Health office works closely with local governments to stop problems before they happen. We approach all problems by being educators first and regulators second.Our Health Department is participating in a State sponsored beachwater sampling program called Florida Healthy Beaches Program. Concurrent with this State sponsored program is a study initiated by the Nassau County Health Department in November 1996 to accumulate microbiological data on the beachside swimming areas on Amelia Island. This data is being analyzed and the program modified as a result. The results of this program are posted in the Florida Health Beach Water website on a routine basis.

Because of the age of many of the subdivisions within our area, the majority of our work in the onsite sewage program is the permitting of existing system repairs. These often provide an interesting challenge as many of the subdivisions are burdened with high density, high water tables, wells on site and in many cases surface water. This office has encouraged connection to city sewer whenever possible in these problem areas.

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Programs

 

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