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DHHS ANNOUNCES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CHANGES

Submitted by gallagha on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:20

 

MAYVILLE, NY - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Environmental Health division has announced changes to public access to the Environmental Health office and water sample processing.

 

Until further notice, facility operators, contractors and members of the public will not be permitted in the Hall R. Clothier (HRC) Building in Mayville.  Anyone requiring assistance or doing business with Environmental Health, such as applying for permits, must call 716-753-4481 for assistance.  Do not expect to be assisted by stopping in.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

The Environmental Health water lab will remain open but there are changes to sample drop off beginning Monday, March 23rd.  Until further notice all commercial customers, including water operators and permitted facility owners/operators, who use our lab are to drop off water samples in the entryway to the Gerace Office Building at 3 N. Erie Street, Mayville. This is the courthouse building located adjacent to the HRC Building whose parking lot is accessed from N. Erie Street/Route 394.

 

The procedure is as follows:

 

Bacterial Water Samples: 

  • Samples may be dropped off Monday through Thursday between 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Place water samples in the cooler located inside the main entrance near the security station.
  • Remember to complete the sample form and attach it to the sample.
  • Record your facility name and the date and time samples were dropped off on the clip board provided.
  • New bottles may be picked up there.  The quantity is limited to the same number as dropped off and must be recorded on the clipboard. 
  • No payment will be accepted with the samples; customers will be invoiced. 
  • All customers who do not have sample bottles and need to pick them up must call 716-753-4481 for arrangements.  

Nitrate Water Samples:

  • Samples may be dropped off on Wednesdays between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
  • Samples must be collected the same day they are dropped off.
  • Place water samples in the cooler located inside the main entrance near the security station.
  • Remember to complete the sample chain of custody/testing form; you must include your e-mail and phone number.
  • Attach the sample chain of custody/testing form and your check to the water bottle. Cash is not accepted. Test Assured will invoice those not including payment.
  • Record your facility name, date and time samples were dropped off on the clip board provided.
  • All customers who do not have sample bottles and need to pick them up must call 716-753-4481 for arrangements.  

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