Health Department Updates
Hazardous Waste Collection will take place on July 18th with the attached guidelines and instructions in place: Minuteman Household Hazardous Waste Instructions
Important Guidelines Include:
- Hazardous materials will ONLY be accepted from trunks, the backs of SUV’s and backs of pick up trucks
- DO NOT exit your vehicle
- Face coverings are MANDATORY
- Do NOT roll down vehicle windows
- License MUST be available and held up to window
- NO containers will be returned
- For more information visit Household Hazardous Waste
The mission of the Watertown Health department is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and disability, and access and improve the health status of the community. Its divisions include:
- Animal Control
- Board of Health
- Community Health Services
- Community Wellness Programs
- Educational Resources
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Services
- Tobacco Control
Click the link for the Health Departments latest annual report (PDF)
Duties & Responsibilities
Environmental Health Services consist of mandated and non-mandated inspection programs including, but not limited to: Housing, Body Art, Food Establishments, Odor Noise and Dust, Tanning Establishments, Hazardous Waste Inspection, Lead Paint and Asbestos.
A full-time animal control officer (ACO) provides services for Watertown. The ACO responds to citizens’ complaints and enforces the provisions of the Animal Control Ordinance. The department hosts an annual rabies day for cats and dogs under the auspices of town veterinarian Thomas Cusick, D.V.M.
The Health Department offers a variety of free community health services to its residents such as: Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux test), Flu & Pneumonia Clinics, Blood Pressure Screening and Health Education.