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The Putnam County health department offers the following inspection and on-site sewage services:
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services contracts with the Putnam County Health Department to provide on-site sewage inspections.
Putnam County Health Department encourages a proper sewage system, provides the necessary education as to why it is needed and gives technical advice on its construction.
Some sewage systems will need a state permit; those may be issued by directly applying through the state.
The health department may investigate complaints “received from an aggrieved party upon whom effluent is being discharged or is being adversely affected by disagreeable odor, or an adjacent landowner.” Sewage complaints can be made in writing. Sewage complaints are considered public records.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contracts with the Putnam County Health Department to “conduct inspections of regulated facilities/providers,” including food service providers.
Facilities to be inspected include, but are not limited to, school cafeterias, restaurants, temporary food stands, retail groceries, and food processor.
Inspections are conducted twice a year. Temporary food stands will be inspected once each time they are placed into service.
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services contracts with the Putnam County Health Department to “provide sanitation inspections relating to disease prevention, safe food handling, safe storage of toxic agents, cleaners and medicines, pest control, safe water supplies, safe on-site sewage disposal, and basic evaluation of lead hazards and other environmental hazards in all regulated child care facilities.”
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services contracts with the Putnam County Health Department to “conduct inspections of regulated facilities/providers: including lodging establishments. The Health Department’s EPHS conducts inspections according to the state guidelines.
All lodging establishments are inspected annually. They are evaluated for sanitation, environmental hazards, and fire safety.