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Public Health Sanitarian Program

Our partial service sanitarian program addresses public health nuisance issues for residents of St. Lawrence County in conjunction with local Health Officers and local Code Enforcement Officers. The program provides education, technical assistance, and/or limited testing to residents of St. Lawrence County in regard to their private water supply and sewage disposal system.

  • Nuisance Complaints
    Conducts investigations of public health nuisance complaints and submit written reports to Health Officers and Code Enforcement Officers
    • Complaint Form *Please read all instructions before submitting your complaint form. Only complaints within St. Lawrence County and under public health jurisdiction will be addressed*


  • Private Water Supply
    Provides technical assistance and collects water samples upon request. [Fee charged for water testing]
  • Private Sewage Disposal Systems
    Provides technical assistance and conducts evaluations upon request. [Fee charged for evaluations]

Updates and News:

On October 7th, 2019, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department (SLCPHD) and Board of Legislators will act on the SLCPHD's request for approval of a new Sanitary Code. For the public's information, a draft copy of the Code is available here

Information on Household Water and Sewage

Information on Environmental Nuisance Issues

Additional Environmental Resources

Blue-Green Algal Bloom Blue-green algae, technically known as cyanobacteria, are naturally present in lakes and streams in low numbers. Blue-green algae can form HABs that discolor the water or produce floating rafts or scums on the surface of the water. These can cause health risks to people and animals when they are exposed to them. 

Contact the Public Health Sanitarian at  (315) 386-2325.