Environmental Health Review Services (EHRS) permits all new and repair Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (also called OWTS or septic systems). EHRS works closely with the Planning Department and Building Services as well as the various sections in Environmental Health. All subdivision applications and single family dwelling proposals are reviewed to ensure adequate water supply and wastewater disposal feasibility. Similar evaluation is completed for any commercial project within the County of Monterey’s jurisdiction. EHRS evaluates potential noise impacts on development proposals. EHRS collaborates with the Planning Department to ensure environmental impacts from development are mitigated or avoided. EHRS staff investigates public complaints regarding septic system failure, overflow and/or odor.