Environmental Health Division


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JUNE 29, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our employees and community, Grays Harbor County Environmental Health is currently conducting services through alternative methods including phone and email. If you need to speak with Environmental Health staff, we ask that you first call us at (360) 249-4222 or email us at EHD@co.grays-harbor.wa.us for consultations. The County Administration Building is open to the public to conduct essential over-the-counter business that cannot be conducted via email or phone, such as dropping off and/or submitting payment for applications, purchasing a water sample bottle, etc. Environmental Health staff are available by appointment only

State required public health measures have been enacted to help ensure everyone’s safety. All visitors must enter through the main door of the Administration Building where a screener will make sure that you have a mask (or offer you a mask if you do not have one available), and take your temperature.  You will be asked to sign-in. Our building has been equipped to ensure the safety of the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please adhere to social distancing requirements by maintaining 6-feet of separation from other visitors and employees during your visit. 

Stay home if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

For detailed information related to the outbreak, please visit the Grays Harbor County Public Health And Social Services Department web page CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE - For the status of current advisories and a list of links to partner agency Facebook pages for current news and information.


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
Amber Fisher
Environmental Health Specialist I
Food Program



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