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BCDHE in Harwich

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Town Health Agent

Paula Champagne
508-430-7509
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Harwich Health and Environment Stats

Geography
Land Area 20.9 square miles
Water Area 12.2 square miles
Coastline Length miles
Demographics (2010 census)
Population 12243
Density 586/square mile
Beaches (2010 season)
# of Public Beaches 24
Emergency Shelters
Location of Regional Shelter Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 351 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Harwich

BCDHE Activities in Harwich

12/15/2017
Environmental Health and Safety
Providing on-going technical assistance to town for oversight to proposed industrial agricultural activity.
12/1/2017Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to residential concern regarding asbestos containing material in home.
4/26/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
4/12/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
4/12/2017Public Health NurseAssisted with sun safety education at the Harwich Community Center Health Fair.
4/10/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
4/5/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
3/28/2017Environmental Health and SafetyProvided Residential Underground Storage Tank siting, removal, and loan information on two properties in the town of Harwich.
3/23/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
3/20/2017Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for town landfill.
3/14/2017Service to Boards of HealthExamined two samples for evidence of toxic algae
2/28/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
2/24/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 2 I/A systems under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
2/23/2017Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
1/23/2017Environmental Health and SafetySite visit with conservation trust to evaluate property for town acquisition.
11/28/2016Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for town landfill.
11/7/2016Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to local regional school with request for OSHA program development assistance.
10/26/2016Public Health NurseHarwich Fire Department - Flu and Shingles vaccines
10/17/2016Public Health NurseFlu Clinic, Town of Harwich Employees
10/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided technical assistance to the DPW regarding state and federal OSHA requirements for aerial lift operation and use.
10/4/2016Public Health NurseFlu Clinic at Harwich Food Pantry
9/22/2016Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to request from the state to conduct an assessment for an indoor air quality issue.
9/22/2016Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for town landfill.

8/31/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 2 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/24/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 14 public marine beaches, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/23/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
8/17/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/16/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
8/10/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/9/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
8/3/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/2/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
7/27/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 14 public marine beaches, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches
7/26/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
7/26/2016Public Health NurseConducted Bloodborne Pathogen OSHA Standard training for Monomoy Regional School District facilities/janitorial personnel.
7/26/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Foods to Encourage program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 9:30am - 11:30am.
7/21/2016Landfill MonitoringSampled 8 wells and surface waters for the Harwich landfill monitoring program; gauged 9 other monitoring wells.
7/20/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/19/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
7/19/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Foods to Encourage program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 10am - 12pm.
7/13/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/12/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
7/12/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWrote recommendation and report to assist in evaluation of technical issues regarding employee health accommodation.
7/12/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Foods to Encourage program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 10am - 12pm.
7/11/2016Public Health NurseDelivered two free sunscreen dispensers and sunscreen to the Harwich Recreation Department.
7/7/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided technical assistance to school district regarding an employee accommodation issue.
7/6/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/5/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
7/5/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Foods to Encourage program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 10am - 12pm.
7/3/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided technical and resource assistance to a resident regarding an indoor air quality (IAQ) issue.
6/30/2016Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $17,055 for the correction of 1 septic system.
6/29/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 14 public marine beaches, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches
6/29/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided assistance and technical resources to resident regarding indoor air quality (IAQ).
6/28/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
6/22/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/21/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
6/21/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Ask a Public Health Nurse Program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 10am to 12pm.
6/16/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public freshwater beach for re-testing purposes.
6/15/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 4 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/14/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public freshwater beaches.
6/14/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Foods to Encourage Program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 10am to 12pm.
6/9/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public freshwater beach for re-testing purposes.
6/8/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beaches, 3 semi-public marine beaches, 3 public fresh water beaches and 4 semi-public fresh water beaches.
6/7/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 semi-public marine beach and 5 public fresh water beaches.
6/7/2016Public Health NurseFoods to Encourage program at Harwich Family pantry, 10am - 12pm.
6/6/2016Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for the town landfill.
6/1/2016Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 15 public marine beaches, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 8 public fresh water beaches and 4 semi-public fresh water beaches.
5/18/2016Regional Tobacco ControlConducted inspections of 4 tobacco retailers.
5/10/2016Public Health NurseConducted the Ask a Public Health Nurse Program at the Harwich Family Pantry from 10am to 12pm.
5/5/2016Medical Reserve CorpsConducted CPR training at the Children's Center.
4/21/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssessed a resident's child for high blood lead levels.
4/2/2016Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a realtor's request for asbestos containing material identification.
3/29/2016Medical Reserve CorpsConducted Choke Saver training.
3/23/2016Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for the town landfill.
3/5/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted the town in determining mold in a public building.
2/29/2016Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $9,450 for the correction of 1 septic system.
2/25/2016Environmental Health and SafetyWrote a report for the town regarding recommendations for indoor air quality issues.
2/22/2016Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an onsite assessment of a municipal building in response to employee complaints on air quality.
2/10/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided sampling and assistance to a school for the disposal of hazardous waste.
2/2/2016Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted a local real estate group with questions regarding the health effects of exposure to asbestos-containing building materials.
1/31/2016Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $7,693 for the correction of one septic system.
1/15/2016Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 1 I/A system under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
1/13/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided technical response to the town hall for an indoor air quality issue.
1/12/2016Environmental Health and SafetyProvided a water quality assessment and sampling for wastewater associated with a school.
11/30/2015Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $13,307 for the correction of 1 septic system.
11/5/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a residential indoor air quality complaint.
10/30/2015Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $20,050 for the correction of 1 septic system.
10/28/2015Environmental Health and SafetyCompleted an environmental health and safety report for Monomoy High School.
10/26/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a residential concern of carbon monoxide.
9/17/2015Regional Tobacco ControlCompleted inspections of 25% of tobacco retailers. Results were reported to the local board of health.
9/17/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an onsite assessment for Harwich High School regarding an odor of unknown origin.
9/2/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 3 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
9/1/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted an on-site safety assessment for the Cape Cod Technical and Vocational High School.
8/31/2015Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $10,550 for the correction of 1 septic system.
8/26/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 15 public marine beaches, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/21/2015Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for the town landfill.
8/19/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/18/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a residential indoor air quality concern regarding mold.
8/13/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beaches for re-testing purposes.
8/13/2015Public Health NurseAdministered 2 typhoid and 2 yellow fever immunizations.
8/12/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
8/12/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to a residential indoor air quality concern regarding mold.
8/6/2015Alternative Septic System TrackingBrought 2 I/A system(s) under operation and maintenance contract compliance.
8/6/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResponded to an indoor air quality concern regarding mold at the Harwich Community Center.
8/5/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 2 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/31/2015Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a home betterment loan totaling $10,425 for the correction of 1 septic system.
7/31/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach and 1 semi-public freshwater beach for re-testing purposes.
7/30/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 16 public marine beaches, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/21/2015Public Health NurseConducted a Preventative Health Screening at Pine Oaks #3, subsidized housing for seniors.
7/21/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/14/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
7/7/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/29/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 15 public marine beaches, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/24/2015Environmental Health and SafetyPerformed HAZWOPER training for the town DPW.
6/23/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 5 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 4 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/19/2015Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for the town landfill.
6/19/2015Landfill MonitoringConducted routine gas monitoring for the town landfill.
6/17/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted hazardous material management training for the DPW.
6/16/2015Public Health NurseConducted the Ask a Public Health Nurse program at the Harwich Family Pantry.
6/16/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 6 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 3 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/11/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted town maintenance personel with issues regarding lead paint removal and remediation.
6/9/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 1 public marine beach, 4 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 3 semi-public freshwater beaches.
6/2/2015Bathing Beach Water QualityPerformed sample collection and bacteriological analysis of bathing water from 15 public marine beaches, 3 semi-public marine beaches, 9 public freshwater beaches and 3 semi-public freshwater beaches.
5/27/2015Public Health NurseAttended a meeting with Sue Jusell, RN, town nurse for Harwich.
5/20/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted the Ask a Public Health Nurse Program at the Christ the King food pantry.
5/15/2015Bathing Beach Water QualitySecured a grant for the monthly collection and laboratory analyses of marine beach water samples from the following 14 beaches: Earle Road Beach, Pleasant Bay, Atlantic Avenue Beach, Bank Street/Bayview Road Beach, Brooks Beach, Earle Road Beach, Grey Neck Beach, Merkel Beach, Neel Rd. Beach, Pleasant Rd. Beach, Red River Beach (East and West locations), Seabreeze Road, Wah Wah Taysee, and Zylpha Road Beach.
5/14/2015Bathing Beach Water QualitySecured a grant for the weekly collection and laboratory analyses of marine beach water samples from Red River Beach (middle location).
5/12/2015Public Health NurseConducted the Ask a Public Health Nurse Program at the Harwich Family Pantry.
5/11/2015Public Health NurseConducted a Biometric Screening at the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School health benefits fair for municipal employees.
5/5/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted in a wastewater issue.
5/1/2015Environmental Health and SafetyResearched groundwater monitoring requirements for a landfill assessment.
4/30/2015Community Septic Management Loan ProgramSecured a commercial betterment loan totaling $38,018 for the correction of 1 septic system.
4/29/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
4/27/2015Public Health NurseConducted a preventative health screening at Pine Oaks 1 and 2 subsidized housing for residents age 55 and older.
4/27/2015Public Health NurseConducted a biometric screening for municipal employees at Monomoy Regional High School.
4/22/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
4/15/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
4/15/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted Title 5 test holes.
4/9/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
4/1/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
4/1/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted Title 5 test holes.
3/25/2015Environmental Health and SafetyConducted instructor level on-site environmental health and safety assistance with the fire department for the Harwich school system.
3/18/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted test holes.
3/12/2015Environmental Health and SafetyAssisted the fire department with installation requirements for a residential oil tank.
3/11/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted 8 test holes.
3/10/2015Public Health NurseConducted the Ask a Public Health Nurse Program at the Harwich Family Pantry.
2/26/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
2/25/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
2/25/2015Service to Boards of HealthInspected 1 swimming pool.
2/23/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
2/19/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
2/18/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted test holes.
2/18/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
2/17/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
2/12/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted routine health inspections at local food service establishments.
1/21/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted test holes.
1/20/2015Regional Tobacco ControlConducted inspections of 5 tobacco retailers.
1/5/2015Service to Boards of HealthConducted test holes.
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