Environmental Health Inspections
Environmental Health Specialists...
...are responsible for a number of mandated inspection programs for food services establishments and public facilities in addition to general community sanitation and onsite sewage disposal systems
Environmental Health staff strives for disease prevention through routine inspections and permitting as well as investigating complaints and community concerns. Investigations of public health nuisances such as illegal garbage disposal, failing septic systems and vector harborage areas are also conducted on a regular basis by staff.
Food manufacturing inspections are done on bakeries, bottling plants, distilleries, food manufacturing plants, food storage warehouses, grain storage elevators and vending machines. Examples of facilities inspected are below. Additionally, a link to the regulations of requirements for these facilities is available.
As part of the ongoing effort to “Educate and Empower with Every Encounter”, Three Rivers District Board of Health passed a mandatory Swimming Pool Operator training requirement in our service area, beginning 2015. Sarah Oak, Gallatin County Health Environmentalist, received her national Certified Pool Operators (CPO) certification and will initiate the trainings in Three Rivers in late winter/early spring across the District for all pool operators. The goal of the training is to better prepare operators for chemical and safety issues that can quickly arise in public swimming facilities and to prevent water borne illnesses. The cost of the class will be $30 per person and the training certificate will last 2 years. All swimming pools within Three Rivers ' service area will be required to have at least one trained individual on staff.
Link to Swimming Pool Operator Training Course offerings (dates/times) -
Pool School Schedule
Temporary Food Service Guidelines
Temporary Food Permit Application
Temporary Food permit costs (as of Jan 1, 2016):
1-3 days = $50
4-7 days = $75
8-14 days = $100
To obtain a permit, complete the temporary food application and contact your local health center or 502-484-3412. Please include a menu list of items to be served.
Wanting to have a Bake Sale for a non-profit group fundraiser?
Click here for the guidelines and application.