Summit County News Releases

New 2016 Environmental Health Fee Increases

2016 Fee Increases for Health Department ServicesTap Water

The Summit County Health Department has increased fees for some programs and services starting January 1, 2016.

The fee increases are in the Environmental Health Department. This program oversees restaurants, waste water quality, air quality and other environmental components of the Summit County Health Department.

For a complete listing of Environmental Health Services and new Fees click here.

Special Event Permitting

Temporary Food Establishment Permitting Informationsundance

Are you a commercial operation planning on serving food at an event this winter? If so, you need a Temporary Food Establishment Permit issued through the Health Department.

Permits are obtained online through the Summit County Health Permits page by clicking here.

For more information on current applications and procedures please call Leslie Freemen at 435-333-1510 or email to lfreeman@summitcounty.org.

Protect Your Family from Radon

Radon test kits are now available at the Summit County Health Department.radiation_warning

Did you know that radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the US? One in four Utah homes have unsafe radon levels and high levels of radon in American households kill approximately 20,000 people each year.

Protect your family by testing for radon in your home and help the Health Department track high areas of radon in our community. The Health Department is offering radon test kits for you to sample the air where you live. The cost for each kit is $10.00 and this includes lab analysis.

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Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Monthinsulin

The Summit County Council has declared that November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

Initiated by the Summit County Health Department, this proclamation aims to increase awareness and education around diabetes. View the proclamation by clicking here.

For more information on diabetes, visit the Summit County Health Department’s Diabetes Page.

School Radon Tests

Summit County School Facility Test ResultsRadon School image

The Health Department, working with local school districts and facilities, conducted radon level tests for all school buildings in Summit County. These tests will continue on a yearly basis.

 

Visit the Radon Page for test results and other data from the testing process.

Project Wild Thing

FREE Film Screening of Project Wild Thing!swaner
The Swaner Preserve and Eco Center are very excited to be showing Project Wild Thing in partnership with the Park City Film Series and Park City Municipal Corp.!  The film highlights the difficulties of getting children outside while competing with the pulls of technology.
Join them after the film screening for a panel discussion of experts on environmental education, and the therapeutic benefits of time spent in nature.
Thursday, October 1st | 7:00 p.m. | Cost: FREE
Location: Jim Santy Auditorium – 1255 Park Avenue, Park City, Utah

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

2015 Recycle day

FREE Summit County Collection Day For Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday, October 10, 2015
9 AM TO NOON – FOR RESIDENTS
Canyons Parking Lot Right off SR-224

Click here for more information and what they are collecting.

 

Utah Family Meals

September is Family Meals Monthfamily-dinner_2718732b

Gov. Gary Herbert is urging Utah families to eat a meal together at least once a week this month.

These family meals can have positive social, emotional and physical effects on individuals and children.

Visit the Utah Family Meals website to learn more about the importance of family meal time, find recipes and other family meal time tips.

Download the Good Food on a Tight Budget guide for additional shopping tips.

Air Quality Advisory, August 21, 2015

The Summit County Health Department is advising the following residents of Summit County to reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion:

  • People with lung disease, such as asthma.
  • Children and older adults
  • People who are active outdoors.

This advisory is due to the particulate matter from wildfires in the western US. This advisory is for the Friday, August 21 and will go through the weekend.

The Health Department monitors air quality in Summit County year round and strives to keep residents informed of potential air quality issues. Up until yesterday, there had been no concerns about air quality in the Summit County areas. The Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and issue alerts if necessary. For real-time air monitoring data go to http://www.summitcountyhealth.org/residents/outdoor-air-quality/

 

Coalville Area Air Quality Advisory Aug. 20, 2015

The Summit County Health Department is advising residents of the Coalville area with asthma or heart and lung conditions to limit outdoor activity due to particulate matter from wildfires in the western US. This advisory is for the afternoon through the remainder of the evening, Thursday, August 20, 2015.

The Health Department monitors air quality in the North Summit area year round and strives to keep residents informed of potential air quality issues. Up until today, there have been no concerns about air quality in Summit County. The Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and issue alerts if necessary. For real-time air monitoring data go to http://www.summitcountyhealth.org/residents/outdoor-air-quality/

For additional information, contact Phil Bondurant, Environmental Health Director at 435-333-1584.

Wooden Shoe Boil Order

Wooden Shoe Water Company customers on Boil Order.

The Summit County Health Department has issued a boil water order to the clients of the Wooden Shoe Water Company. All water received through the service lines should be boiled before consumption.

Recent testing conducted by the company show that the water contains unsafe levels of fecal coliform. The boil water order will remain in effect until further notification. This boil order does not affect other water systems and is specific to the Wooden Shoe Water Company.

Residents on this water system are being told to bring their water to a rolling boil for 45 seconds before using it. This use includes drinking, cooking, doing dishes and brushing your teeth. Showering in untreated water is not recommended. It is okay for pets to drink the water.

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