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Bucks County Health Department

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Bureau of Environmental Health

Public Health Nuisance Investigations / Homeowner Water Supply Bacteriological Analysis

Arthur E. Carlson, B.S., C.P.S.S., Program Coordinator

The Department investigates all written complaints (form SA-2) regarding public health nuisances on diverse items such as individual sewage discharges, decaying matter, garbage and refuse and will take appropriate enforcement action. These complaints will be investigated in accordance with "Rules and Regulations Relating to Public Health Nuisances." Complaints can be written on a form, or by letter. Complaints should be mailed either to the Main Office or to the nearest District Office.

The Department investigates reports of solid waste dumping and, if confirmed, will forward the complaint to PA DEP Solid Waste Management Division for follow-up action in accordance with their Solid Waste Program.

Department activities also include consultations such as helping homeowners needing information on water-sample analyses, ***providing water-sampling kits, general water problems, and technical information on types of disinfection. Information on how to obtain water-sampling kits can be obtained by calling the nearest District Office.

***Please note that the DEP lab our department uses for water testing remains closed due to COVID-19, please check the link below for DEP approved labs in PA.


Nuisance Rules and Regulations

Adm-4 Water Sample Procedure

EM-3 Disinfection of Home Wells and Springs