Summit County News Releases

Dog-Friendly Dining

Pooches on Patios Permit Holdersdog on pation

Want to bring your favorite companion along with you when you eat out.

Visit the Pooches on Patios page for a list of establishments with dog-friendly patios.

 

Dog Variance Permits

Now Accepting Applications for Dog Variance PermitsSCHD_Variance_Permit_Sign

The Summit County Health Department is now accepting applications for the Restaurant Dog Variance Permits. This permit, if approved by the Health Department, will permit restaurants to allow dogs on their outdoor patios. The permit fee is $300 per year.

Establishments are encouraged to look over the permit requirements before submitting their application. The application is available by clicking here.

Please email your application to rhullinger@summitcounty.org. For questions please contact Rebecka Hullinger at 435-333-1541.

Walking School Bus

Improve the safety of your students as they walk to school.Walking_School_Bus

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced the release of the Walking School Bus app and program. A Walking School Bus is a safe, healthy and fun way to help encourage students to walk and bike to school.

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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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Ways to Play This Summer

Basin Recreation’s Open Play SeriesOpen Play_2015

Come join Basin Recreation as they provide FREE recreational activities to enjoy the weather, make friends, and have some fun during the summer months!

Participate in Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, sand volleyball, backyard games and skate boarding.

For more information and schedules visit the Basin Recreation Open Play page.

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 9 am to noonHHW_Flier_May2015

Recycle Utah is accepting  household hazardous waste, free of charge, at Canyons lot, off SR-224.

For more information and a list of accepted items click here.

New Environmental Health Fees

Fee Increases for Health Department Services

After nearly four years without an increase to the costs of services and licensing, the Summit County Health Department will be increasing fees for some programs and services starting February 2, 2015.

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.

Air Quality Monitoring

PM2.5 monitors temporarily out of service.

The Summit County Health Department strives to keep residents informed of current air quality and is concerned about the reliability of PM2.5 data and, therefore, is working to calibrate or repair the PM2.5 monitors. Importantly, in the four years that PM2.5 has been monitored, Summit County has only exceeded the federal standard on two days, and both of those days were major dust storm events with strong winds from the west desert. While the Health Department is confident our air quality remains high, they understand the importance of measurement and are working hard to get the monitors back online.

Strategic Plan

The Health Department’s Strategic PrioritiesPlan logo for web

1.  Reduce Health Disparities
2. Advance Healthy Lifestyles
3. Protect Our Environments
4. Safeguard Families and Communities

Click here to visit the Strategic Plan page.