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Public Health Division


3 N. Lowell Road

(603) 432-3806
(603) 432-7362
Hours of Operation: 

M-F 8 AM - 4 PM


The Division of Public Health has a critical role in effective local and regional enviornmental and public health systems and is responsible for three critical functions:

  1. Enforce applicable NH laws and adminsitrative rules, as well as local ordinances and regulations;
  2. Serve as a liasion between state officials, local elected officials and the community on issues concerning local environmental and public health; and 
  3. Participate in efforts to develop regional environmental and public health capacities.

Here is a webinar on the roles, responsibilites and resources available to a local health officer.

The Town of Windham Division of Public Health carries out the following activities:

  • Collects drinking water samples at Town buildings
  • Inspections of licensed day care and child care facilities, as well as local school buildings for State licensing
  • Inspections of foster homes
  • Investigates public health compliants
  • Education and outreach on relevant topics
  • Reviews and updates local regulations and ordinances 

Additional Windham Resources:

Additional State of NH Resources:

  • NH Department of Environmental Services
  • NH Department of Health and Human Services
  • NH Health Officers Manual
  • Safe Medicine Disposal Information
  • Private Well Testing
  • NH DES OneStop is a user-friendly, online, searchable database comprised of environmental information and data compiled by NH DES programs.
  • Complaints of illness, sanitation, contamination or adulteration associated with food or a food establishment should be reported, in writting, to the Division of Public Health Services Food Protection Section.

Water Information Resoruces

  • Household Hazardous Waste and drinking water factsheet
  • April 27, 2016 NHDES Well Water Information Workshop Paul Susca presentation and Rick Schofield presentation
  • NHDES launches interactive website for private well owners to help them understand test results & next steps

Arsenic Resoruces

  • Arsenic in Well Water factsheet
  • Health Information Summary factsheet

Radon Resoruces

  • March 2016 Radon Factsheet 
  • NH Environmental Public Health Tracking Program issues paper on radon risk

Septic System Resources

  • USEPA Homeowners Guide to Septic Systems 

Homeowner Information

  • The Healthy Homes education booklet, "12 Ways to a Healthy Home", created by the Healthy Homes Steering Committee, is available online.
  • Although there are no set standards for mold, there are resources available from US EPA and NH Mold Task Force

Pest Resrources

  • Mosquito Control and Why it is Important to You – 4 minute awareness and advocacy video  
  • NH Department Health and Human Services Annual Arboviral Illness Meeting presentation