Protecting People...Preserving the Environment
The Office of Environmental Health employees accomplish this mission, daily, by providing services, programs, and projects that focus on Environmental Monitoring, Code Enforcement, and Public Education.
Occasionally Wichita experiences some Air Quality issues. Strong Kansas winds blow pollution into our area, citizens' individual habits and daily activities combine to cause the issue.
The office of Environmental Health communicates community environmental needs to the City Council through the City Manager, and works with local, state, and federal environmental agencies to ensure City compliance with environmental standards, policies, and procedures.
Our primary responsibility is protection of the environment and public health.
We are committed to truth, accuracy, and fairness.
We are committed to being a responsible leader in environmental protection.
We must serve the public as a whole, our customers who seek a product or service from us, and future generations - whose interests are affected by today's actions.
We believe the strength of our program lies in our people.