Environmental Health

Prevent. Promote. Protect.

The Alexander County Environmental Health Department performs as a local representative
of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). Through education of the public and the enforcement of state laws and rules, the goal of the staff is to provide a safer work and play environment for the people of Alexander County.

The areas of service range from the daily inspections of food service facilities, inspections and permitting of wastewater systems, inspections and testing of new private water drinking wells,
and other services.


Septic Systems and
New Well Construction

On Site Waste Water is comprised of two divisions.

  • On-Site Wastewater
  • Private Drinking Water Wells
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Food, Lodging, and Institutions

The Food, Lodging, and Institutions program is the division of the Environmental Health Department that is responsible for the plan review, inspection, and permitting of a variety of facilities.

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Other Services

Swimming Pools, Tattoo Artist, Childcare Centers, etc.

The Environmental Health Department conducts plan reviews, permits and/or inspections, and site investigations for a variety of other State regulated programs.

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