If you live in Branford, East Haven, or North Branford, the East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) is your local health department. ESDHD provides essential public health services such as Building Approvals, Septic System Permits, and Food Service Permits to a population of over 70,000 residents. We are committed to improving the health and well being of our residents through public health programs that promote wellness, prevent and control disease, and provide education about healthy lifestyles.
The East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) is proud to announce that they will be replacing one of their gas-powered pump-out boats with a fully electric, zero emissions, solar-powered pump-out vessel. The Shoreline Regional Pump-Out Boat Program serves the waters off of Branford, East Haven, Guilford, New Haven and West Haven. Since 2000, the Health District has administered a “Federal Clean Vessel Act” grant that provides operating funds to reduce waste in the Long Island Sound.