Environmental Health Services
Food Safety Program
Aquatic Health & Safety Program
Vector-Borne Illness Prevention Program
The Vector-Borne Illness Prevention program, or Vector Program, works to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that use insects and animals (or vectors) to spread. The Vector Program deals mainly with the surveillance, prevention and control of mosquitoes and responding to potential rabies exposures.
Animal Bites / Rabies Prevention
The Health Department oversees investigations for potential rabies exposures. The Vector Program staff and epidemiologists track bites and possible rabies exposures to both people and animals within the City. This is done by partnering with Animal Control, local physicians and veterinarians.
Hotel Sanitation Program
Water Quality Programs
The City of Alexandria's water is regulated by many different federal, state, and local offices. Our office issues well permits, and will conduct inspections of wells and marinas. To learn more about other water quality issues in the city, contact the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services ( alexandriava.gov/tes), Office of Environmental Quality ( alexandriava.gov/Environment) or the Alexandria Sanitation Authority.