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Environmental/Consumer Protection
The Environmental Health division consists of 23 staff members working on a variety of programs to help the citizens of Tarrant County. The staff includes 15 professional Sanitarians, a GIS analyst, an educator, five support staff and the manager (also a Sanitarian).
1/24/2014Air Quality
  Air pollution issues are a major concern in the fast growing Fort Worth Dallas metroplex. In Texas, counties do not have regulatory authority for air pollution issues, but we are able to educate and help businesses and individuals. From educating school children and business people to helping establish telecommuter programs, Tarrant County strives to help maintain clean air.
6/9/2014Septic System Inspections/Permitting
  In an area growing as quickly as Tarrant County approximately 700 On-Site Sewage Facilities are permitted and inspected each year. Technology has impacted the field of sewage disposal to the extent that only 15% of the systems installed today are the standard Septic Systems. While cites provide centralized sewage collection and treatment to much of the county, there are still many areas that require on-site systems. Tarrant County contracts with 22 cities including Fort Worth.
1/24/2014Storm Water Education & Pollution Prevention
  Stormwater pollution, also known as Non-Point Source Pollution, is becoming increasingly significant. As “phase II” of the Federal requirements is enacted Tarrant County becomes directly involved. In order to be properly prepared for this next stage, the Commissioners Court created a position to guide Tarrant County in this program. An award winning water conservation program, SmartScape, was created by a consortium including Tarrant County.
1/28/2014Swimming Pool Inspections
  Swimming pools and spas are permitted and inspected for compliance with state regulations. Inspections are performed in 21 cities, Dallas-Fort Worth airport and the unincorporated area. Typically two inspections are performed per pool or spa.
9/17/2014Food Handler / Manager Education
  Many cities (see below chart) require that individuals working with food receive basic training in the safety measures and dangers involved with preparing food. The Tarrant County Public Health Department teaches classes at a variety of locations and times throughout the county. Currently the class lasts one hour with a little extra time needed for paperwork and to take the test. Call to reserve a seat in a class.
1/24/2014Food Defense Program
  Food Security is becoming an essential focus in our nation’s Public Health arena. The potential risk of deliberate contamination of the food purchased for use at home or when dining out is a new reality. The best way to combat this concern is to be prepared. Through education and preventive control measures, Tarrant County Public Health can prepare permitted food establishment to prevent, detect, and respond to tampering or other malicious, criminal, or terrorist actions or threats of the food supply.
1/24/2014Consumer Health Contract Cities
  The Tarrant County Public Health regulates food establishments in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County as well as the following cities.
1/24/2014Environmental Health Contract Cities
  The Tarrant County Public Health regulates On Site Sewerage Facilities (OSSF) in the unincorporated areas of Tarrant County as well as the following cities:

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