Join the Sewage, Wastewater and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Board

Jun 14, 2024

June 14, 2024. Reno, Sparks, Nev.  – Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is accepting applications from members of the public to join the Sewage, Wastewater and Sanitation (SWS) Hearing Board. There is one board position that opens July 1, 2024. Alternate members are also sought for the board to be involved when needed. Members with on-site sewage disposal systems experience are encouraged to apply.

The SWS board consists of five members and two alternates appointed by the District Board of Health.

Regular members and alternates must not be employees of the Northern Nevada Public Health and:

  • Have at least two years of experience in sanitary engineering or public health sanitation; or
  • Are knowledgeable in the construction and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems

Members must be residents of Washoe County. The Board meets as needed.

To apply, fill out this online application and email to For more information, visit our website.

Applications for this position will be accepted until Friday, June 28, 2024, at 5 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Environmental Health Services at 775-328-2434 or email


Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making District Board of Health. NNPH consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.