Food, Water and Air


To protect the public's health, Olmsted County's Environmental Health staff provides a range of services to residents.  We work with: 

Business owners to identify and resolve health risks in public facilities, including food service facilities (restaurants, cafeterias, special event food stands, and others), lodging facilities, public swimming pools, manufactured home parks, and campgrounds by licensing and assessing (inspecting) them.  Plans for new facilities are reviewed before construction.

Members of the public through investigating reports of foodborne illness, responding to complaints about public facilities and nuisance conditions, offering testing services for drinking water and radon, and coordinating clean-up of former methamphetamine labs.