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<br />COMMUNICABLE <br />DISEASE CONTROL <br /> <br />PUBLIC HEALTH <br />NURSING <br /> <br />HOME <br />~UFlSING <br /> <br />vn.AL <br />5T A TrSTi(~~~ <br /> <br />E!'lVIHCNMENTAL <br />HLll,LTH <br /> <br />HEALTH <br />EDUCATION <br /> <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />;j~~ <br />--. -- <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />802 SHERIDAN P-Ofll TOWNSEND, WASH. 98368 <br /> <br />(206) 385.0722 <br /> <br />HEALTH BOARD <br /> <br />Minutes: September 21, 1983 <br />Board Members: Staff Members: <br /> <br />B.G, Brown, Chairman <br />A.I'!. O'Meara, Member <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br /> <br />Randall M. Durant, R.S. <br />Phyllis Bee, P.H.N. <br />Joseph Fischnaller, M.D. <br />Gael Stuart, Administrator <br /> <br />The ffieetingwas called to order at 8:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community <br />Center by Chairman B. G. Brown. Phyllis Bee was the only member not in <br />attendance. <br /> <br />MINUTES: Commissioner O'Meara moved to approve the minutes of the Aug- <br />ust 17, 1983 meeting. Commissioner Pitts seconded, the motion. Unanimous. <br /> <br />PUBLIC MEETING WITH REALTORS RE: WATER SYSTEMS AND SITE EVALUATIONS: <br />Twenty-one realtors and interested people were in attendance to discuss <br />with the Health. Board, problems and concerns about water systems and the <br />procedures involving site evaluations, <br /> <br />Water Systems: Randy Durant explained that a public water supply is de- <br />fined by the State Board of Health regulations as any water supply serving <br />two or more dwellings. The State Board of Health is responsible for these <br />regulations with the local Health Department havingrome responsibility. <br /> <br />Since all of the wa.ter systems in the County have not been identified be- <br />cause of lack of enough staff fur such a project, there are a number of <br />water systems that have not been approved by the State Board of Health, <br />When a person applies for a sewage disposal permit or if the property is <br />subject to a site evaluation the water source is checked and if it is an <br />unapproved water system a building permit or sewage disposal permit can- <br />not be issued until such time as the system is brought up to the require- <br />ments. The County Health Department also becomes involved when a complaint <br />is made or a water sample comes back unsatisfactory. <br /> <br />Randy outlined the present involvement of the Health Department as: <br />1) Well site inspection for any new well. 2) Inspect existing sources <br />cpon request. 3) Hand out information on regulation; to bring an existing <br />water system up to stand2rd or develop a new supply. Gael Stuart outlined <br />someual1:ern"Ctives thathadbeenCIIscussed with the District Engineer from <br />the Department of Social and Health Services, such as: 1) Continue with <br />present involvment, which is to not approve new construction without an <br />approved water system. 2) Publicize information regarding timely sub- <br />mission of water samples. 3) Inventory and survey all existing water <br />systems and encourage upgrading of all systems that require it. <br />