Westbrook Health Department


9/12/2023 CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall/Winter Virus Season

Read the Full CDC Press Release Here

Find a Vaccine HereIMG_1078


Register for the Septic Homeowner 101 Training Here

Follow the Westbrook Health Department Facebook Page for Public Health News and Updates

2023 Westbrook Town Beach Water Testing

Swimming remains OPEN at Westbrook Town Beach

The most recent test results from

-September 12th, 2023

-September 5th, 2023

-August 28th, 2023

-August 22nd, 2023

-August 15th, 2023

-August 8th, 2023

-August 1st, 2023

-July 25th, 2023

-July 17th, 2023

-July 10th, 2023

-July 6th, 2023

-June 27th, 2023

-June 20th, 2023

-June 12th, 2023

-June 5th, 2023

-May 30th, 2023

-May 22nd, 2023

 are All Acceptable as per Connecticut Department of Public Health bacteria standards.

Westbrook Town Beach (West Beach) is sampled and tested for Enterococci Bacteria.

Learn more about Enterococci bacteria Here

Check out the EPA's Beach Website Here

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**Public Health News**

9/1/2023  State of Connecticut Reports First Positive Mosquitoes for EEE in Thompson

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8/31/2023  West Nile Virus Update: Positive Mosquitoes Found In 26 Connecticut Towns

Read the Full Press Release Here

8/21/2023  Connecticut Department of Public Health Confirms Four Cases of Powassan Virus Infection This Year 

Read the Full Press Release Here

8/18/2023  Connecticut Department of Public Health Announces First Case of West Nile Virus Infection This Year

Read the Full Press Release Here

8/17/2023  National Listeriosis Outbreak Traced To "Soft Serve On The Go Ice Cream Cups"

Read the Full Press Release Here

8/3/2023  As School Resumes, Connecticut Department of Public Health Reminds Parents To Make Sure Their Children's Immunizations Are Up To Date

Read the Full Press Release Here

7/28/2023 Connecticut Department of Public Health Remind Residents to Practice Proper Food Safety Following Salmonella Outbreak

Read the Full Press Release Here

7/28/2023 Connecticut Department of Public Health Warns Residents About Severe Vibrio Infections Caused by Consumption of Raw Shellfish or Exposure to Salt or Brackish Water

Read the Full Press Release Here

You can reduce your chance of getting this Vibrio infection by following these precautions:
--Don’t eat raw or undercooked oysters or other shellfish. 
--If you have a wound (including from a recent surgery, piercing, or tattoo), stay out of saltwater or brackish water, if possible. This includes wading at the beach.
--Cover all wounds with a waterproof bandage if it could come into contact with saltwater, brackish water, marine life, or raw or undercooked seafood and its juices. This contact can happen during everyday activities, such as swimming, fishing, or walking on the beach.
--Wash wounds and cuts thoroughly with soap and water after they have contact with saltwater, brackish water, marine life, raw seafood, or its juices.

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Stay Updated to the Latest Air Quality Alerts and Guidance

See the Air Quality Index Forecast for Today and Tomorrow HereScreenshot 2023-07-05 at 11.30.55 AM

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Septic Systems

B100a-Plan Review Application

Application To Construct A Septic System

Application For Soil Testing

Search For Your Septic Pump Outs On Carmody

Application To Construct a Water Treatment Wastewater (WTW) System

Home Buyer's Guide

Designing A Septic System

The Purpose Of A Septic System

2023 Technical Standards

19-13-B100a Regulation

Town of Westbrook Ordinance/Regulation of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems

CT Department of Public Health Subsurface Sewage Program

Drinking Water

Well Completion Reports for Westbrook Properties 1970-Present

Private Wells

Certified Laboratories For Drinking Water Testing

Connecticut Water Company Website

Recommended Tests For Private Wells

Why You Should Test Your Well Water!

Private Well Best Management Practices

Publications and Fact Sheet

Disinfection Procedures for Private Wells

Well Siting, Construction, and Permitting Requirements

Drought Information

CT Department of Public Health Private Well Program

Environmental Health


Information On Submitting Ticks for Testing


Information on Submitting Animals for Rabies Testing



EPA RRP Rule (Renovate, Repair, and Painting)





Safe Application of Pesticides and Herbicides

*COVID-19 Self Test Kits and N95 Masks Are Available in the First Selectman's Office*

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Pollutants



A Guide To Mold, Moisture, And Your Home

Reduce Asthma Triggers

Carbon Monoxide

Improved Ventilation

Immunizations / Disease

Influenza (Flu)

Prevent Seasonal Flu


Food Safety

Foodborne Illness

Protect Yourself From Foodborne Illness

Food Safety During Power Outages

CT Department of Public Health Food Protection Program

Certified Food Protection Manager Testing Organizations

Emergency Preparedness

Plan Ahead For Disasters

Prepare For A Hurricane Or Tropical Storm

Build An Emergency Kit

Westbrook Emergency Management

Diet and Exercise


Smoking And Tobacco Use

Youth Tobacco Prevention

E-Cigaretes And Vaping

Commit To Quit!

CT Department of Public Health Tobacco Control Program


Drink Less, Be Your Best!

Why Drinking Less Matters

What Is Excessive Drinking?

Alcohol And Public Health

Substance Abuse And Mental Health Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

CT Alcohol And Drug Policy Council


News Releases

News and Press Releases from your Public Health Department.


Find various forms from the Public Health Department, including daycare, pool, and salon forms.

Health Topics        

Browse a collection of information about a variety of health topics, including, lead, radon, and private drinking water wells. 

Vector-Borne Diseases

Vectors are living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans. Many of these vectors are bloodsucking insects, which ingest disease-producing microorganisms during a blood meal from an infected host (human or animal) and later inject it into a new host during their subsequent blood meal.

Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems

Information about septic systems


  1. Certified Food Protection Manager Testing Organizations.pdf
  2. 6.15.2023 CT DPH Issues Consumption Advisories for Certain Fish Species in 11 CT Waterbodies.pdf
  3. Job Posting WPCA Environmental Health Technician.pdf
  4. 5.13.2022 CT DPH News Release on CDC COVID-19 County Levels.pdf
  5. 11.2.2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Available to Children 5-11.pdf
  6. 9.24.2021 CDC Booster Dose Recommendations.pdf
  7. 9.9.2021 Governor Lamont and Public Health Commissioner Gifford Express Concern Over COVID-19 Outbreaks.pdf
  8. 9.1.2021 CT DPH West Nile Virus.pdf
  9. 8.15.2021 CT DPH Health Alert.pdf
  10. 8.2.2021 CT DPH Health Alert and CDC Recomendations.pdf
  11. 6.10.2021 Save The Sound 2021 Beach Report.pdf
  12. 6.10.2021 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  13. 5.19.2021 CT DPH New Mask Guidance.pdf
  14. 5.18.2021 CT Executive Order No 12.pdf
  15. 5.13.2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update.pdf
  16. 4.29.2021 COVID-19 Update.pdf
  17. 3.27.2021 DPH COVID-19 Public Health Alert.pdf
  18. 3.25.2021 COVID-19 Update.pdf
  19. 3.19.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  20. 3.11.2021 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
  21. 3.9.2021 CDC Fully Vaccinated Public Health Guidance.pdf
  22. 3.1.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  23. 2.24.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  24. 2.12.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  25. 2.9.2021 Vaccine Update.pdf
  26. 1.12.2021 PHA and Vaccine Update.pdf
  27. 1.7.2021 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
  28. 12.17.2020 CDC Public Health Advisory Opioids.pdf
  29. 11.12.2020 Public Health Alert.pdf
  30. 11.12.2020 State of CT COVID-19 Update.pdf
  31. 11.5.20+DPH+Issues+Public+Health+Advisory+Due+to+Rise+in+COVID-19.pdf
  32. 10.23.2020 Drive Thru Flu Clinic.pdf
  33. 9.24.20+DPH+Announces+Flu+Vaccination+Clinics+Available+in+CT.pdf
  34. 9.11.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  35. 8.30.2020 State of CT COVID-19 Report.pdf
  36. 8.28.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  37. 6.29.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  38. 6.25.20 Guidelines for Private Well Users in times of Drought or Low Precipitation.pdf
  39. 6.18.20 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  40. 6.18.20 CT COVID-19 Testing FAQ.pdf
  41. 6.11.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  42. 6.1.2020 CTDPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  43. 5.25.2020 CT DPH COVID-19 Update.pdf
  44. 4.24.20 Letter to Parents-Legal Guardians.pdf
  45. 4.17.2020 Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7BB - Masks-Face Coverings Required.pdf
  46. 4.9.2020 Press Release - COVID-19 Update.pdf
  47. 4.3.2020 Press Release - Five Positive COVID-19 Cases Among Westbrook Residents.pdf
  48. 3.28.2020 Press Release - Second Positive COVID-19 Case in Westbrook.pdf
  49. 3.27.2020 Press Release - First Positive COVID-19 Case in Westbrook.pdf
  50. 3.23.2020 Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7K.pdf
  51. 9.11.19 DPH Advises CT Residents to Take Precautions to Avoid EEE 003.doc
  52. 9.5.19 DPH Reports Three Additional Cases of Severe Lung Disease
  53. 09.05.2019 DPH Press Release Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Continues
  55. 8.21.19 DPH Investigating Cases of Severe Respiratory Symptoms


The Town of Westbrook Health Department is a full time, local public health department, providing essential services to Westbrook residents, visitors, businesses, and the environment.  

What we do: Enforce the CT Public Health Code, Public health education, Food establishment inspections, Septic system reviews and inspections, Daycare inspections, Salon and barbershop inspections, Private well review and approvals, Beach water testing, Public pool inspections, Environmental investigations, Public health complaints, and more.

Stay Healthy