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Director: Jennifer Johnson

 

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News

Septic inspection and riser installation rebates are available if you've had work done (or plan to) since August 1, 2017! 
As you know, regular inspections are important to assure that your septic system is working properly to keep untreated sewage from polluting water ways and ground water.  You wouldn't let your car go without routine maintenance, would you?  Your septic system is an important and expensive piece of equipment.  Finding problems early can save you money in the long run and keep your neighborhood waters cleaner for you, your family, and your neighbors. Download the form here.

Check for shellfish safety and cook your shellfish

Samish Bay has a posted advisory for raw shellfish consumption due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus7 [more]

Secure Medicine Return Ordinance
Board of Health adopted the Secure Medicine Return ordinance which will create and fund a comprehensive medicine return program for Skagit County. [more]

Blue green algae blooms
As Skagit County lakes heat up with the season they may be more likely to have blue green algae blooms.  Blue green algae can produce toxins that can make people and animals sick.  People and pets should stay away from water that has intense color and scum, like spilled paint.  Recreate where lake water appears clear and clean.  More information on blue green algae can be found at www.nwtoxicalgae.org .

Opioid Workgroup
A public health crisis has hit our nation and our local community. Opioid-related deaths have now surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental death. Learn more.

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