Onsite Septic Program

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — When looking at a business or home people probably aren’t thinking about its septic system; but if it’s not put in correctly, you could be in for a messy situation, not to mention one that could come with some illnesses. The homes in a Benton County subdivision are beautiful and big; … Continue reading »

Inside Inspections: Saturday Market

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday Market is a staple in the Eugene community with longtime vendors. But you might not know there are many people behind the scenes making sure the food you eat there is safe. Four decades ago, the concept of Saturday Market began. It’s now grown to more than 100 vendors that display … Continue reading »

How Clean are Area Hotel Pools?

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There are more than two dozen pools and spas on the inspection list in Lane County. For hotels offering the amenity, water recreation comes with a costly and complicated upkeep. “The worse pool and spa we’ve seen are probably the ones that don’t get cleaned, don’t get monitored regularly, people think they … Continue reading »

Inside Inspections: UO Greek Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — When some students head off to college, they join a fraternity or a sorority and that becomes their new home. There are 33 Greek lettered organizations at the University of Oregon. With so many students living in one place, it’s probably comforting for parents to know the Lane County Department of Environmental … Continue reading »

Inside Inspections: Food Cart Industry

EUGENE, Ore. — It may come as a surprise, but health inspectors have a lot more on their plate than you might think. There are more than 100 food trucks that are inspected across the landscape of Lane County, and those tasked with those inspections are the Lane County health inspectors. Mobile unit operators must … Continue reading »