Hazardous Materials Management/Water Quality

To contact the Water Quality and Hazardous Materials Management program, call:
317/221-2266
or write
WQHM
Marion County Health Department
3838 N. Rural St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Water Quality and Hazardous Materials Management

This Department is responsible for several programs designed to improve the environmental health and safety of Marion County residents and employees. Staff members ensure proper construction and operation of private septic systems, proper installation of new residential wells, and proper design and maintenance of swimming pools. Environmental Health Specialists sample surface water and ground water to detect threats to environmental health, and inspects child care facilities to ensure safe and healthy conditions. Hazardous Materials Specialists respond with fire departments to hazardous materials emergencies and try to prevent chemical accidents and environmental contamination through inspection and education programs that focus on proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.

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