Dennis Johnson - Director of Health
50 Boston Street, Guilford, CT 06437
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (203) 453-8118
Fax: (203) 453-8034
Free Radon Test Kits Available for Guilford Residents
To commemorate January as National Radon Awareness Month the Guilford Health Department has 100 radon test kits to give away. The home test kits must be deployed during the coldest months of January, February and March when furnace heat is utilized. Pick up your free test kit and radon educational material at the Guilford Health Department, 50 Boston Street, 203-453-8118.
The Director of Health is appointed to a four-year term by the Board of Selectmen and confirmed by the Commission of the State Department of Health Services. The director, serving on a full-time basis, salaried, is responsible for enforcement of the state public health code and pertinent local ordinances.
In the summer all recreational bathing beach areas are tested every week. Additional responsibilities include investigations of radon, rabies, electromagnetic field concerns and food-borne diseases. The director is assisted by a full-time administrative assistant and registered sanitarian who helps with all the duties and responsibilities.
All of the septic systems in Guilford are required to be pumped every five years. Based on criteria including lot size and soil suitability, several areas of town must be inspected yearly. In areas where individual repairs would be impossible or inadequate, community disposal systems will be developed.
Since Guilford is one of the participating towns, HazWaste Central is free for residents. For more information and a complete list of products that can be brought to the center visit the HazWaste Central web page located at http://www.rwater.com/products-and-services/hazwaste-central/