It is important that our residents remain safe from the physical, chemical, and biological factors that are a product of our environment. Three Rivers District Health Department implements programs that encompass the assessment and control of the environmental factors that can potentially affect health. As such, our staff provides assistance to residents on the following environmental matters.
- Indoor air quality in areas such as mold, radon, and tobacco smoke
- Water quality
- Toxic materials such as mercury and lead
- Prevention of zoonotic diseases that may be transmitted to humans from insects and rodents
- Water Safety
- West Nile Virus
- Women’s and Men’s Reproductive Health Services
Each year Three Rivers District Health Department distributes radon and water test kits to our residents, from which individual results are plotted to determine the public health impact from a geographic perspective. In addition, Three Rivers keeps a database of complaints related to restaurant cleanliness, landlord/tenant property maintenance issues, indoor smoking violations, mold issues, and general public health nuisances. In most cases, the health department is able to provide solutions to these issues.
With the new smoke-free Nebraska law that went into effect June 1, 2009, we have partnered with area businesses in order to create a smooth transition into making public places smoke-free. We work with local businesses to assist them in maintaining compliance to Nebraska’s smoke-free law.