Well and Septic Owner Responsibilities and Educational Opportunities

By Christine Miller, Water Quality Specialist/Hydrogeologist Do you rely on a domestic well for your drinking water supply? If so, have you ever tested your water quality? As a well owner, it is up to you to test your drinking water to ensure it is safe for you and your family. It is estimated that […]

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Gallatin Canyon Water Resources Meeting

January 14, 2019 | Environmental Health

Dear Gallatin Canyon Residents and Business Owners: Please join a meeting of key residents and business owners in the Gallatin Canyon on local water resources challenges, opportunities and potential solutions. January 23, 2-4pm at Buck’s T-4 Hear about water resource challenges and opportunities in the Canyon Find out more about potential options for resolving wastewater […]

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Gallatin County 4th Quarter Inspection Reports

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules. An […]

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Meet Jeremy Jenks, Environmental Health Services

Jeremy Jenks Job Title: Sanitarian What do you do? I review wastewater treatment system permits and perform inspections. Why does your work matter?  Wastewater can contaminate our drinking water if not disposed of correctly leading to many deadly diseases. Why did you choose to work in this position? What were you doing before?  I chose […]

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Happy World Environmental Health Day!

September 26, 2018 | Environmental Health, Healthy Homes

Our environment, both natural and built, greatly impacts our health. The Gallatin City-County Health Department’s Environmental Health Services (EHS) works to protect our community from risk factors in the environments in which we live, work, eat and play. Meet some of our newest local environmental health workers: Megan Hazen – Program Assistant What do you […]

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Gallatin County Quarter 2 Inspection Reports

The Gallatin City-County Health Department, Environmental Health Services performs inspections that assure the safety of the public and the prevention of conditions and practices that endanger public health. Inspections are focused on health-related issues where registered sanitarians determine compliance with the local Health Code and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Rules. An […]

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East Gallatin Recreation Area Water Quality

The Recreational Waters Bacterial Monitoring Program regularly monitors bacterial loads in the waters associated with public beaches within Gallatin County during times of peak use, and takes necessary corrective actions to protect public health. Note: Samples are collected during one week per month. There are limits to the safety assumptions that can be made for […]

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Administrative Rules Revision Notice – Pools, Spas, and other Water Features

July 25, 2018 | Environmental Health

Revision of Administrative Rules of Montana Title 37 Chapter 115: Public Swimming Pools, Spas, or Other Water Features Below is information regarding notice of proposed adoption, amendment, and repeal of rules pertaining to public swimming pools, spas, or other water features: On August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., the Department of Public Health and Human […]

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It’s that Bat Time of Year!

By Environmental Health Services Bats & Rabies Although they can be difficult to spot, since they come out after dark, bats do thrive here in Gallatin County. But is there any need to worry about rabies? Actually, it’s a fact that most bats don’t have rabies. For example, out of the bats that have been […]

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Gallatin Local Water Quality District’s, Torie Haraldson

Join us in recognizing Gallatin County’s women in science; working to maintain the health and wellbeing of our community. I am the Water Quality Technician Specialist at the Gallatin Local Water Quality District (GLWQD). I have worked for the District since 2014, and have previous experience in the field of water resources in both the […]

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