Environmental Health


The Environmental Health division of the Rutherford Polk McDowell District Health Department has the responsiblity of ensuring the residents of Rutherford, Polk and McDowell Counties have a clean and healthy environment where they can work, live and play.

This is accomplished by inspecting and insuring the compliance of local and state environmental regulations.

Inspections that Environmental Health are responsible for include: Septic Systems, Public Swimming Pools, Tattoo Parlors, Hospitals, Day cares, schools, nursing and rest homes, lodging and food handling establishments which includes food vendors at events suchs as fairs and festivals. In addition we also perform lead investigations.


Photo of Inspector looking at septic tank