Division of Environmental Health

Our Mission:

The purpose of the Division of Environmental Health is to preserve, protect and promote the health and well being of the population through the organization and delivery of health engineering related services designed to reduce the risk of disease by:

  1. controlling environmental hazards to human health; and
  2. promoting health and wellness through education and access to technical health engineering professionals.

The Division has responsibility for protecting public health through engineering provided services and oversight.The Director of the Division of Environmental Health is the State Liaison to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The Division is organized as follows: 

Division Administration (internal support, review and planning of the Division)

Drinking Water Program (regulates public drinking water supplies)

Environmental and Occupational Health Program (scientific evaluation of health risks for chemical and radiological exposure)

Health Inspection Program (inspection/regulation of restaurants and lodging places)

Wastewater Program (plan review and approval of septic system installation)

Radiation Control Program (inspection/regulation of radiation sources)

Division of Environmental Health
Key Plaza Building
286 Water St. 3rd Floor
11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TEL: (207) 287-5697 TTY: Maine relay 711 FAX: (207) 287-4172