Mission Statement:  Provide and promote protection of Public Health and the Environment through education, consultation, and regulation.

The Environmental Soils Division is staffed by one Environmental Health Specialist III and one on-call inspector who provide site evaluations, design review, permitting, inspection, education and coordination with DEQ for onsite wastewater treatment and dispersal systems.

Staff also inspects sewage pumper trucks, reports on the condition of existing wastewater systems, maintains an operations and maintenance tracking system, provides the public with information on wastewater treatment systems and regulations, and investigates sewage hazards. Staff is also engaged in the proactive pursuit of protecting the groundwater in Deschutes County.