Allegany County Health Department, Environmental Health
Resource Details
Description OVERVIEW: Works to educate the public and to enforce laws and regulations in the areas of drinking water supplies, sewage disposal, food protection, air quality, recreational facilities, public health nuisances, and rabies prevention.

1) WELL and SEPTIC PROGRAM: Ensures that all drinking water wells and septic systems installed as part of new construction or renovations are built to function properly and prevent the spread of disease. Call Jim Swauger at 301-759-5051.

2) ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL: Homeowners who do not have a public sewer system acquire services to set-up and maintain an on-site sewage disposal. Department works with installer to satisfy county regulations. Call Jim Swauger at 301-759-5051.

3) NON-COMMUNITY WATER: Water used by local businesses, restaurants and such are tested and monitored to assure they are in line with regulations. Also handles certification of new wells. Call Misty Joy at 301-759-5040.

4) FOOD PROTECTION PROGRAM: Ensures that restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, school cafeterias, temporary and mobile food vendors serve safe food. Call Micheal Pfaff at 301-759-5046

5) COMMUNITY HYGIENE PROGRAM: Primarily responsible for ensuring that reported animal incidents are evaluated for the risk of rabies, complaints received from citizens are investigated, assure children that are adopted or under foster care live in healthy homes, aquatic facilities are operated in a safe and sanitary manner. Also involved in sampling of private drinking water wells, and various other activities. Call Misty Joy at 301-759-5047.

6) RABIES PROGRAM: Educates the public on how to identify and prevent rabies. Clinics offered in the fall and spring for Rabies Vaccinations. Times and dates are posted on website and advertised through fliers and radio. Call Misty Joy at 301-759-5047.

7) OPEN AIR PROGRAM: Permits provided to residents free of charge for burning and clearing brush piles. For commercial burning/clearing call for fee. Call Brian Dickens at 301-759-5040.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Allegany County
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Eligibility Open to public.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees Depends upon services needed.
Application Process Call, visit website or walk-in for more information.
Documents Required Call for details.
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Contact Information
Fax Number 301-777-5583
Main 301-759-5040
Health Department 301-759-5000
Main Email Address
Main Contact Name Joy Miller
Main Contact Title Department Head Secretary
Main Contact Phone 301-759-5040
Main Contact Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name Brian Dickens
Director or Senior Administrator Title Director
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 301-759-5040
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address
Sites offering this Program 12501-12503 Willowbrook Road South East