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Welcome to the Riverside County Department of

Environmental Health

Riverside County Department of Environmental Health is dedicated to protecting the health of people and the environment in Riverside County. To learn more about programs that the Department oversees please visit the Our Services page.

 

       

Just in time for Memorial Day, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors declared May as Water Safety Month! 

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Welcome To The Department Of Environmental Health

Curious about what we do in Environmental Health?  Here are some examples of how Environmental Health Specialists work to protect the health and well-being of people and the environment on a daily basis. 

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the Department of Environmental Health is to enhance the quality of life in Riverside County by implementation of effective and efficient environmental health programs to protect the public health, safety and the environment.

 

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Don’t Forget to Check Your Pool Drain Covers! 17 June 2022

Don’t Forget to Check Your Pool Drain Covers!

As the weather warms up and pools across the country begin to open for the summer season, please be mindful of the importance of maintaining your pool and spa drain covers in good repair.

Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Condiments 15 June 2022

Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Condiments

To reduce the amount of waste created from single-use items the retail food industry is required to only provide single use accessories to customers upon request.

Riverside County Water Safety Coalition recognizes “Water Safety Month” in time for summer 25 May 2022

Riverside County Water Safety Coalition recognizes “Water Safety Month” in time for summer

Riverside County Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington sponsored the proclamation to call attention to the Riverside County Water Safety Coalition’s annual water safety campaign.

Riverside County health officials investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Coachella Valley 14 March 2022

Riverside County health officials investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Coachella Valley

The source of the illness and extent of spread has not been determined, but health officials said it was important for the public to be aware of the outbreak.

County waste department to provide free virtual food waste / food rescue class Saturday, March 12th. 8 March 2022

County waste department to provide free virtual food waste / food rescue class Saturday, March 12th.

Did you know the average family of four spends between $1,500 - $2,000 every year on food they never eat? If you’d like to save money and help the environment by wasting less food, then this food waste and food rescue virtual class is for you!

Tobacco Retail Permitting Ordinance Passes In the City Of Indio 22 February 2022

Tobacco Retail Permitting Ordinance Passes In the City Of Indio

It’s Official! Indio is now the 23rd incorporated City in Riverside County to adopt our Retail Tobacco Permitting Ordinance.All Tobacco Retailers within the City will be receiving informational materials and direction from our Department in the near future. In the meantime, retailers and anyone wanting more information can visit: https://rivcoeh.org/OurServices/TobaccoPermitting and www.indio.org

 

Heavy Rains and Flooding - Be Aware and Wise 23 December 2021

Heavy Rains and Flooding - Be Aware and Wise

Heavy rains often bring flooding.  Be aware of your surroundings.

Don't Waste, Donate! 21 December 2021

Don't Waste, Donate!

Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) created a statewide target goal of reducing the disposal of organic waste by 75% by 2025 with an additional goal of rescuing at least 20% of edible food fit for human consumption currently going to waste.  Certain aspects of the bill take effect on January 1, 2022.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund 17 December 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19

Local health officials report what may be first human case of Hantavirus in Riverside County 1 November 2021

Local health officials report what may be first human case of Hantavirus in Riverside County

Health officials are urging people who frequent remote areas of Riverside County to take precautions after confirming what is believed to be the first human case of Hantavirus in the county.

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