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Nov. 20, 2017: Heavy rainfall over the weekend prompted flooding in several areas. For local residents affected by flooding and/or power outages, please refer to the following documents regarding water and sewage safety:

Power Outages & Private Water Systems

Disinfection Fact Sheet for Flooded Drinking Water Wells

Power Outages & Sewage Treatment Systems


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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


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Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

For public health emergencies during
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740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050