Sanitation Department

For New Service:  (304) 683-4456

Experiencing Problems:  (304) 683-4505

Water sanitation efforts began soon after the Industrial Revolution in Europe and America when cities experienced crowding.  Most American cities added sanitation systems between 1900 and 1935 to combat diseases like typhoid and cholera.  Over time, life expectancy increased for citizens living in cities with sanitation systems and the incidence of diseases decreased dramatically!

The World Health Organization states:

“Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and feces. Inadequate sanitation is a major cause of disease world-wide and improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact on health both in households and across communities. The word ‘sanitation’ also refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and waste-water disposal.”

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