Environmental Health Services
Our Environmental Health Services team educates the public as well as regulates and enforces activities in the environmental and health field. Water quality, wastewater disposal, food protection, environmental education, drinking water, environmental hazards, rural and agricultural issues, and involvement in air quality issues are all part of the program activities of the unit.


Office Hours:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm  Monday - Friday     
Inspectors in office 8:00 am – 9:00 am   
Permits issued 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 (fax)

Yvette Szuster, Administration
Environmental Health Permits
Email: Contact us  

Steve Chambers, REHS, Soil Scientist
On-site Inspector and Environmental Health Supervisor
Email: Contact Us

Geoffrey Hiles, REHS
Food & Lodging Inspector
Email: Contact Us