Living Environment


Environmental Health Specialist

An Environmental Health specialist conducts annual inspections of the public and private schools and playgrounds in Kittitas County to ensure a safe and healthy school environment for children. A building walkthrough evaluates sanitation issues, food handling and preparation practices, and overall cleanliness of the facility.

Additionally, construction plans (new and remodel) for schools and new or proposed playground layouts and equipment are reviewed by the Environmental Health specialist.

Camps and parks are visited annually. Camp inspections focus on health and safety issues of the facilities from the bathing areas and sleeping quarters to the kitchens and food sanitation practices. Park inspections involve a review of the water systems, a check on water quality, an inspection of bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities, solid waste handling practices and any potential liquid waste problems.

Camp Permit Application

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