Food Safety

Food Safety

Protecting Public Health through Food Safety

The Environmental Health Division conducts plan reviews, registers and issues permits for all new and remodeled food service and food store facilities including temporary facilities established for specific events, mobile food service units and register cottage food operations.

 

Food Safety Certification

Food Safety Certification

Courses for Food Safety Certification Managers

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires all food service establishments to be under the operational supervision of a certified Food Safety Sanitation Manager.

Well and Septic

Well and Septic

Protecting Public Health through Water Safety and Testing

The Environmental Health Division of the Will County Health Department is responsible for permitting, inspecting and monitoring private and semi-private water wells throughout the county.
Environmental Health Laboratory

Environmental Health Laboratory

Testing and Analysis of Drinking Water and Wastewater

The Environmental Laboratory safeguards the quality of private wells and septic systems. Testing water quality is crucial to maintaining public health in Will County

Swimming Facilities and Beaches

Swimming Facilities and Beaches

Swimming Facilities and Beaches Testing and Inspections

A dive into your local swimming pool or beach is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. Swimming in fact is one of the best forms of exercise for adults and children all-year around.
Tanning Establishments Program & Body Art Program

Tanning Establishments Program & Body Art Program

The Environmental Health Division carries out regular inspections of all tanning bed establishments and body art facilities in the County. 

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

Containing the Spread of West Nile Virus

Increasing public awareness of the need for mosquito control, ongoing surveillance of vulnerable   populations and coordination of response to outbreaks offers the best chance of controlling this disease. The Environmental Health Division takes a lead role in county efforts to combat outbreaks of West Nile virus (WNV) by raising public awareness about the disease through education, helping to ensure surveillance of potentially infected humans, mammals and birds and controlling the spread of the disease. 

Radon Program

Radon Program

You can’t see, smell or taste radon but it is believed to cause many thousands of deaths each year from lung cancer. 

Filing a Complaint

Filing a Complaint

How to File a Complaint with the Will County Health Department Environmental Health Division

The Will County Health Department Environmental Division processes complaints from the public involving food establishments (whether it be food borne or non-food borne issues), swimming and body art facilities and problem with sewage and wells.

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Environmental Health News
RADON TEST KITS STILL AVAILABLE AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

RADON TEST KITS STILL AVAILABLE AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

New Shipment has Arrived; Test Your Home for Radon

Joliet- The Will County Health Department still has radon test kits available.
Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Botulism Outbreak Food For Thought

Health Department Working To Prevent Similar Incidents

JOLIET -- Foodborne botulism illnesses are rare in the U.S., but a recent outbreak in central Ohio illustrates what can happen when contaminated food is served.

Food Handler Training Now Available Through WCHD

Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act

Health Department Offers Safe Food Handling Tips

JOLIET – Did you know that Americans will account for nearly 76 million cases of foodborne illness (FBI), during 2014?  Worse yet, FBIs will hospitalize more than 325,000 by year’s end, and claim 5,000 American lives.

Health Department Warns Of Health Risks Posed By Mexican-Style Cheese From An Unlicensed Source

Statewide Investigation Ongoing

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department is teaming with the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health jurisdictions across the state to warn consumers of health risks posed by Mexican-style cheese produced from an unlicensed dairy source.

Remember Food Safety During Holiday Meal Planning

Food Safety Tips

JOLIET --  Family dinners take on special significance during the holiday season, and food safety is especially important during those festive holiday gatherings.  The Will County Health Department reminds area residents that simple precautions can help to ensure that foodborne illnesses don’t ruin your holiday feasts. The following food safety tips should help to ensure that your holiday meals are a smashing success.

Health Department Expresses Growing West Nile Virus Concern

Many More Mosquito Samples Test WNV-Positive

More than 20 WNV mosquito samples have been harvested since early September. Personal protection against mosquito bites is strongly advised until first hard frost.
Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

Eight bats test positive for rabies so far this year
West Nile Virus Precaution Makes the News

West Nile Virus Precaution Makes the News

WCHD Staff on CBS2 Monday

Our own Katie Nelson from the Will County Health Department Environmental Health Division explains trapping and collection to Mike Parker of CBS Chicago News during a news segment Monday night. Click to watch the video clip of the news segment.

Debris Management Means Safety

Debris Management Means Safety

Debris Can Cause Serious Pollution Problems

Even after floodwaters recede and the storms have passed debris remains that can cause serious pollution problems and potentially result in ill health effects. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) has developed this fact sheet to outline what you can do to ensure that the waste and debris are disposed of in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Please follow these guidelines to dispose of the debris.

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