Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310
Canton, New York 13617-1476
Public Health Director
James Rich, MPH
Ph: (315) 386-2325
Fx: (315) 386-2203
Monday - Friday
September - May: 9AM - 5PM
June - August: 8 AM - 4 PM
St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Public Health Sanitarian Program
To address public health nuisance issues for residents of St. Lawrence County in conjunction with local Health Officers and local Code Enforcement Officers. To provide technical assistance to residents of St. Lawrence County in regard to their private water supply and sewage disposal system.
St. Lawrence County residents.
Conducts investigations of public health nuisance complaints and submit written reports to Health Officers and Code Enforcement Officers.
Private Water Supply
Provides technical assistance and collects water samples upon request. [Fee charged for water testing]
Private Sewage Disposal Systems
Provides technical assistance and conducts evaluations upon request. [Fee charged for evaluations]
Information on Household Water and Sewage
Information on Environmental Nuisance Issues
Additional Environmental Resources
Blue-Green Algal Bloom Blue-green algae, technically known as cyanobacteria, are naturally present in lakes and streams in low numbers. Blue-green algae can form HABs that discolor the water or produce floating rafts or scums on the surface of the water. These can cause health risks to people and animals when they are exposed to them.
Contact the Public Health Sanitarian at (315) 386-2325.