Waupaca County DHHS is an agent of the the WI Department of Agriculture Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS). The Environmental Health (EH) unit licenses and inspects restaurants, retail food stores, public swimming pools, water attractions, lodging facilities, campgrounds, recreational and educational campgrounds, tattoo & body piercing, and manufactured home communities. This program typically issues 550 licenses per year.
Waupaca County DHHS is also an agent of the state for the Department of Natural Resources. The EH unit samples drinking water for testing and inspects wells at establishments that provide drinking water to the public such as restaurants, convenience stores, bars, churches, parks, and others. Currently there are 175 TN establishments in Waupaca County.
The EH unit also provides support in environmental health hazards such as indoor air quality, drinking water quality, surface water quality, sewage concerns, and many other nuisance issues.