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Septic system failing? LCPH can help

Posted on: March 16, 2018

“Pollution from failing septic systems eventually goes to Lake Erie, which is a major source of our drinking water,” explains Jill Lis, RS, director of Environmental Health at Lorain County Public Health (LCPH). When septic systems fail, sewage can back up outside and enter our local waterways untreated.  This problem can harm you and your neighbors’ health, and the environment. About 38% of the 23,000 home septic systems in Lorain County are estimated to be failing because of their age, design, and inadequate maintenance. Like any equipment, septic systems require routine maintenance to have a positive health impact in the community.

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April Vaccine Clinics

Posted on: March 15, 2018

Every year, thousands of adults in America suffer from diseases they could be vaccinated against - like shingles, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, flu, and pneumococcal disease. To help keep our communities healthy, Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) offers these and other recommended vaccines for children, teens, and adults at locations across the county. Vaccine appointments can be made at 440-284-3206; walk-ins are also welcome. April vaccine clinics include:


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