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Safe Environment

Safe Environment


From clean water to clean air, there are many factors contributing to the safety of our living environments, which may impact our personal health.  The Benton-Franklin Health District offers information and services intended to prevent illness and promote a healthy lifestyle.  What can you do to make a difference in the health and safety of your living environment?







Onsite Sewage

Through education, site evaluation, permitting and inspection of the use, construction and maintenance of on-site sewage disposal systems, we insure protection of human health, and the environment.


Solid Waste Disposal Recycling

Information about disposal and recycling of solid and hazardous waste, such as garbage, demolition waste, yard and wood waste, used concrete, and used asphalt.


Subdivision Land Use

Our staff review and comment on proposed subdivisions, commercial projects, and rule development.


Septic Tank Pumpers

A list of currently licensed Septic Tank Pumpers and the services they provide.





Indoor Air Quality

Tobacco Prevention

Information concerning tobacco cessation and education.



Drinking Water

We provide review and inspection of water systems, approval of small systems and most importantly provide information to the public on the importance of water quality and proper monitoring.


Swimming Pools

Through routine inspection, we educate pool operators in water chemistry, safety and maintenance of physical facilities to protect public health and safety.

Hazard Identification and Consultation

This office investigates and declares properties used as clandestine drug labs as fit or unfit for occupancy after seizure by local law enforcement agencies.


Household Hazardous Waste

Information concerning the proper use and disposal of many household products that may be hazardous to humans and the environment.

Animal-borne Diseases


Animal Bites, Rabies, Ticks

Environmental Health staff provide public information regarding a large number of zoonotic diseases, investigate reports of disease in our community, and review animal bites for possible rabies exposure.



Information concerning hantavirus and preventative measures for reducing the risk of getting infected with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

West Nile Virus

Information about West Nile virus, and preventative measures for reducing the risk getting infected with West Nile virus.

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Benton Franklin Health District
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
(509) 460 4200
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
(509) 547-9737

Emergency Contact Information

Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
BFHD Privacy Statement:English / Spanish
Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
State and County Resources
Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
WAC's - RCW's
Community Health Status Indicators
Reportable Conditions
Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees