Community Development Department
Meredith, New Hampshire
Brian Swanker, Meredith Health Officer
Mailing Address: 41 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253
Office Location: 5 Highland Street, Meredith, NH 03253
Office: 603 677-4215
What is “Public Health”?
Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Environmental health is a subset of public health, focusing on the interrelationships between people and their environment. A network of people, organizations and agencies contribute to, and support improvements in public health. At the municipal level, the local Health Officer is an important component of the network.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Health Officer:
A to Z Public & Environmental Health Topics:
the Meredith Police Department is responsible for Animal Control activities. To report a dog bite, call the Meredith Police Department (603) 279-4561. Dog licenses are issued thru the Office of Town Clerk, 41 Main Street, Meredith, NH 03253, (603) 677-4203. For rabies vaccinations contact your local veterinarian.
Beach Advisories and Closures in New Hampshire
Drinking Water Advisories for New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) Food Protection Section is responsible for the licensing and inspection of food service establishments, including but not limited to, restaurants and retail food stores. To file a complaint, report a foodborne illness or contaminated product call: (603) 271-4859 or go to: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/fp/complaint.htm
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Town of Meredith participates in the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day coordinated by the Lakes Region Planning Commission. The collection day is usually scheduled for the last Saturday in July. Contact the Department of Public Works for more information at 279-6352.
Meredith Water Department
The town of Meredith owns and operates a public water system serving approximately 970 commercial and residential customers including approximately 45% of the resident population (EPA ID # 1521010). The water supply for this system is Lake Waukewan. A Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is submitted annually to consumers detailing the quality of their drinking water. The CCR is required under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and the applicable state and federal rules. Inquiries should be directed to the Meredith Water Department at (603) 279-3046.
There are no federal or state drinking water regulatory standards or requirements for private wells. The onus is upon homeowners to become informed, undertake testing for potential contaminants and to consider treatment as necessary. For information regarding potential contaminants, related health risks, recommended testing, accredited laboratories, interpreting test results and water treatment options.
Septic Systems- Reporting a Failed Septic System
Contact Brian Swanker, Meredith Health Officer (603) 677-4215 or contact NH DES Subsurface Systems at (603) 271-3501.
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