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Public Health Engineering

Program Overview

The Public Health Engineering division is responsible for:

  • Regulation of public water systems
  • Regulation of residential or small commercial private wastewater treatment systems (septic systems)
  • Review and approval of plans for new or replacement water lines, backflow prevention devices, sanitary sewers, private wastewater treatment systems, public swimming pools, beaches, realty subdivisions and mobile home parks
  • Monitoring cooling towers for regulatory compliance and investigating legionella clusters

Information for Design Professionals

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Division of Environmental Health 
ECDOH Building
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Map of Campus 
Phone: 716-961-6800 (For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898) 
Fax: 716-961-6880