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.
- Nuisance Complaints
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]
Updates and News:
On October 7th, 2019, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department (SLCPHD) and Board of Legislators will act on the SLCPHD's request for approval of a new Sanitary Code. For the public's information, a draft copy of the Code is available here.
Information on Household Water and Sewage
- Private Well Class: Educational Materials for Private Well Owners
- Disinfecting a Well & Boil Water Advisory
- NYSDOH: Coliform Bacteria in Drinking Water Supplies
- Cornell Cooperative Extension: Hard Water
- Opflow: Phew! My Hot Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs
- EPA: Wastewater Technology Fact sheet Ultraviolet Disinfection
- NYSDOH: Septic System Operation and Maintenance
Information on Environmental Nuisance Issues
- New York State Tenants' Rights Guide
- How to Make your Bed a Safe Haven from Bed Bugs
- Stop Bed Bugs Safely
- Flea Control
- NYSDOH: Get Rid of Cockroaches
- EPA: A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home
- NYSDOH: Indoor Air Quality Information About Mold
Additional Environmental Resources
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- United States Environmental Protection Agency
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.