Environmental Health

Name Title Phone Email
Shawn Sorenson Sanitarian  (406) 827-6909 ssorenson@co.sanders.mt.us
Tina Scott Administrative Assistant  (406) 827-6961 tscott@co.sanders.mt.us


Sanders County is assisting the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Epidemiological Program with an outbreak of Campylobacter cases within the county.

Data indicate the outbreak may be attributed to consumption of water from the Kennedy Creek watering point south of Paradise.

Multiple individuals have tested positive for Campylobacter infection after consuming water from this source.

Cases have reported diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and fever after drinking water from this source.

The public is reminded that the Kennedy Creek watering point is not a spring. The source of this water is surface water that flows both above and below ground. It is open to contamination from humans, animals, insects, and other forms of contamination typical of surface water.

Sanders County advises against consuming water from the Kennedy Creek watering point on Highway 200 south of Paradise. This watering point is not considered to be a safe source of drinking water.


We provide the following services:

  • License and inspect: Food Service Establishments; Food Manufacturers; Mobile Food Carts; Public Accommodations; Trailer Parks and Campgrounds; Pools and Spas; Vacation/Tourist Homes
  • License and inspect Food Service for Special events
  • Permit and inspect: Farmer Markets, Non-Profit Temporary Food Service and Non-Profit Bake Sales
  • Coordinate and Teach Serv-Safe courses on food handling, 4 hour employee, and 8 hour manager classes
  • **Next Serv-Safe 8 hour Manager’s Class   **5/4/2022 – 10 person limit**
  • **Next Serv-Safe ‘4 Hour Safe Food Handling’ *TBD*
  • Permit and inspect installation of wells and wastewater systems
  • License Wastewater Site Evaluators and Wastewater Installers
  • Subdivision Sanitation Reviews
  • Administer of Junk Vehicle Program & Junk Mobile Home Incentive Program

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