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West Nile Virus Detected in Monterey County Bird
Monterey County Health Officials announce that West Nile virus has been detected in a bird from the 93908 ZIP code region of Monterey County. This is the first bird reported with West Nile virus in Monterey County since 2013. West Nile virus has been present in Monterey County since 2004. Birds are infected with West Nile virus the same way people are infected – usually through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus lives and multiplies in birds.
8/21/2017 9:58:00 AM
Do you have a preteen or teen? Protect their future with vaccines
Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases?
Beach Closure Lifted: MacAbee Beach
The closure of MacAbee Beach in Monterey has been lifted. The beach was posted due to a report to Monterey County Health Department's Environmental Health Bureau that sewage had spilled into the bay. Samples taken on August 14, 2017 reveal indicator bacteria levels considered safe for recreational contact.
8/15/2017 2:36:00 PM
Monitoring Wells & Soil Boring
Environmental Health Bureau oversight of monitoring well and soil boring construction and destruction is required to ensure protection of our valuable groundwater resources. Improperly constructed wells and improperly destroyed wells and soil borings can act as conduits for contamination to move from surface and sub-surface into the groundwater. Therefore, all monitoring wells and soil borings must be constructed and destroyed under permit from the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau.
Installation of soil borings or monitoring wells at locations with known or suspected contamination requires submission of a site mitigation work plan, site safety plan and fee. Please see current fee schedule for monitoring well and soil boring permit fees.
Forms and Worksheets:
|Monitoring Well Permit Application
||Application for monitoring well destruction, construction. One application per well.|
|The following procedures are for Monitoring Well Construction or Destruction permits. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.|
|Soil Boring Permit Application||One application per APN: Soil Boring/Geo Tech|
|Soil Boring Permit Application Procedures||The following procedures are for Soil Borings. Allow seven (7) working days (from delivery to this office) for the application to be processed.|
|Monitoring Well And Soil Boring Destruction Procedures||The proper destruction of monitoring wells and exploratory borings after they have served their purpose is necessary in order to: 1.Protect and ensure the quality of ground water and 2. Remove any physical hazardous to humans and animals.|