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Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population
Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.
2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM
UPDATE: Request for information about illegal hazardous waste dump
Since the initial reporting of the illegally disposed hazardous waste barrels on January 17th, 2018, the Monterey County Health Department has identified four disposal locations within the county. 58 barrels have been found.Thanks to calls we received from the public, we are aware that there may be as many as 70 barrels total disposed.
1/19/2018 3:07:00 PM
Baby its Cold Outside - Stay warm safely
The National Weather Service’s forecast for freezing temperatures leaves residents vulnerable to cold. The Monterey County Health Department would like to remind everyone to keep warm safely.
2/20/2018 11:05:00 AM
Carmel Highlands Onsite Wastewater Management Plan
The Carmel Highlands Onsite Wastewater Management Plan (OWMP) was adopted by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2009. On February 24, 2010, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board approved the OWMP and its recommendations. The Environmental Health Bureau is currently evaluating onsite wastewater in the Carmel Highlands based on the intent of the OWMP and plans to return to the Board of Supervisors to recommend approval of amendments to County code as prescribed by the OWMP. Below are supporting documents.
|Carmel Highlands Onsite Wastewater Management Plan
||Downloadable PDF of the Carmel Highlands Onsite Wastewater Management Plan
|Carmel Highlands Nitrogen Management Area Map||Map Information
|OWTS Performance Evaluation||Downloadable Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Performance Evaluation
|Carmel Highlands Onsite Wastewater Study - 2009||Downloadable Onsite wastewater study for the Carmel Highland from 2009