Environmental Health Division

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Welcome to the Environmental Health Division

Our offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Grays Harbor County Administration Building at 100 W. Broadway Suite 31, Montesano, Washington.

Office hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Environmental Health staff oversee several programs and although you are welcome to stop by for a drop-in consultation between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily - We strongly encourage you to make an appointment, this ensures that staff from the appropriate program will be available to assist you.
Permit Coordinators are available during regular business hours and accept applications until 4:00 p.m. daily.  You can also reach us by phone or by email at:
Telephone: 360-249-4222 Email: EHD@co.grays-harbor.wa.us Fax: 360-249-3203

The Environmental Public Health Division is the regulatory agency that works to ensure a healthy and safe environment for both residents and visitors through monitoring, regulating, and educating the community in safe food, drinking water, water recreational facilities, vector surveillance, and Liquid and Solid Waste Disposal.

Our Environmental Health Specialists continually receive training and have diverse educational backgrounds rooted in the sciences including chemistry, physics, biology, microbiology, and environmental health and sanitation. 

"Environmental public health services and sanitation have been the backbone of public health in the United States since 1798...The first laws enacted to protect public health and ensure safety pertained to sanitation. Laws ensuring clean water, sewage management, and food service standards were promulgated 100 years before vaccination of children became law. As a result of proper sanitation, more than 80% of human disease has been eliminated." *

Jeff Nelson, R.S. Director
100 W Broadway, Suite 31
Montesano, WA 98563-3614
(360) 249-4222
(360) 249-3203 Fax
Eric Khambatta, R.S. 
Environmental Health Specialist III
Water Lab Manager / Water Rec. Facilities
Kristina Hollatz, R.S.
Environmental Health Specialist III
Food Program / Indoor Air Quality
Rob King
Environmental Health Specialist II
Food Program / Schools / Solid Waste
Scott Evans
Environmental Health Specialist
Drinking Water & Wells / Food Program / Group B Water Systems

Haley Furstenwerth
Environmental Health Specialist II 
Food Program / Living Environment


* CDC. "A National Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Public Health Services" - 2003