EH Protection Earth

Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Contact
(614) 645-6189 rickh@Columbus.gov

Tools and Actions

tiny plantClimate Change Toolkit

Program assists the National Association of City/County Health Officials (NACCHO) with a national workgroup that explores how climate change has an impact on local communities, examines how local health officials can address the issue and helps practitioners develop program and policies to mitigate health impacts.

The workgroup has upgraded a toolkit of free, online climate change materials and resources available to health officials.  

NACCHO Climate Change Toolbox

Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP)

The STEP Program is a partnership of Columbus Public Health’s Environmental Health Division and the Department of Public Utilities’ Division of Sewers and Drains, and works to protect area water sources.  The program does this by eliminating septic tanks, and coordinating the connection of properties that use these tanks to the city’s sanitary sewer system. Learn more... 

Fats, Oils and Grease Program

Environmental Health staff partners with the Division of Sewerage and Drainage to ensure food service owners and operators properly dispose of cooking fats, oils and grease.   During facility inspections, E.H. staff checks facility records to make sure grease traps are regularly cleaned and maintained, and that these cooking materials are not disposed of improperly. Learn more...