The Environmental Health Division manages the following programs: Liquid Waste, Water Wells, Recreational Health, Food, and Small Water Systems. There are also other public health programs that may involve Environmental Health such as tattoo and piercing parlors, West Nile Virus, and vector control. Please refer to the following list as a guide on how to submit a complaint about an Environmental Health program. All complainant information is confidential. Please be as specific as possible. Please leave a telephone number for an investigating Environmental Health Specialist to contact you - sometimes it is necessary to obtain further information such as specific directions to a site, historical data, or other information.
A failing septic system or a septic system illegally repaired or installed: Please call the Placerville office at (530) 621-5300. (On-site septic systems are not allowed in the Tahoe Basin).
A break in a public sewer line: On the west slope, please call the Placerville office at (530) 621-5300. If you know it is an EID line, also call (530) 622-4513. If you know it is a City of Placerville line, also call (530) 622-5250. - In the South Lake Tahoe area, call our SLT office at (530) 573-3450. If you know it is an STPUD line, also call (530) 544-6474.
Department Environmental Health Specialists enforce the County's Solid Waste Ordinance. This ordinance governs the accumulation, storage, collection and disposal of solid waste generated on residential, commercial and industrial properties within the County. Complaints alleging improper solid waste management practices on the west slope of the county can be lodged by calling (530) 621-5300. Complaints alleging improper solid waste management practices on the east slope of the county can be lodged by calling (530) 573-3450.
Solid Waste Ordinance Chapter 8.42 - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE For more information regarding Solid Waste Enforcement and Complaints, please call: In Placerville: (530) 621-5300; In South Lake Tahoe: (530) 573-3450