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Environmental Engineering

Our Environmental Engineering Program evaluates equipment, structures and systems to protect the environment and to improve public health. 

Services

On-Lot Sewage Disposal Systems »
We evaluate equipment, structures and systems to protect the environment and to improve public health.

Waste Storage & Disposal »
We monitor all infectious waste handling at public establishments.

Institutional Sanitation & Safety »
We conduct routine sanitation and safety inspections of schools, hospitals, prisons, and other public establishments.

Public Bathing Inspections »
We conduct routine inspections and water quality analyses at swimming pools.

Tobacco Retailer Permits »
We issue permits to tobacco retailers who sell all forms of tobacco and other products that contain nicotine.

Body Art Program/Certification »
We conduct routine sanitation/safety inspections of all establishments conducting tattooing, piercing, and cosmetic makeup.

Barber/Beauty Shop Inspections »
We investigate complaints about
shops that have been licensed
by the PA Department of Health.























Mold Problems

The City of Philadelphia does not have any regulations for mold. Therefore, we do not conduct inspections for mold.

However, if you wish to report a leaking roof, cracked wall, missing windows, plumbing issues, or other structural problems that can lead to excess water and promote mold growth, please contact Philly 311 or call 3-1-1 (215-686-8686).

The following information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may be helpful if you have a problem with mold: