The Bureau of Public Health Engineering (BPHE) enforces federal, state and local water pollution regulations and codes, Houston’s swimming pool ordinance, waste transport vehicle permit ordinance and general sanitation ordinance. It monitors water resources at Lake Houston and in bayous and streams throughout Houston and the Lake Houston watersheds. It responds to citizen complaints concerning water resources and the illegal dumping of drums, oil, liquid and solid waste. In addition, BPHE inspects grease traps, pools, spas, hazardous waste sites, superfund sites, landfills, illegal dumpsites and wastewater treatment plants.
Photo shows pool inspector conducting a test on the swimming pool's chemical content.