The County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency (Environmental Health)

The County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency (Environmental Health) has Listed Benchmark Environmental as an Approved Testing Company for the CZU Fire Debris Cleanup

The County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency has listed Benchmark Environmental as an approved testing company for the CZU Lightning Complex Fire Cleanup Process.

The CZU Lighting Complex fires began on August 16th and impacted San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties, burning over 86,000 acres, and destroying 925 single family homes. (source San Jose Mercury News).

The Environmental Protection Agency is handling Phase 1 of the property cleanup which includes the household hazardous waste removal. After Phase I is complete, the property owners have to hire an independent contractor for the debris and site cleanup. The General Contractor will submit a work plan to the County for approval of pre and post debris soil sampling.

Benchmark Environmental located in San Jose has been providing testing services to the local area for over 26 years has been approved by the County of Santa Cruz to conduct the necessary pre and post debris removal testing.

Benchmark Environmental has been in constant contact with the County debris coordinator to clearly understand the testing requirements and can perform this testing quickly and efficiently to get the next stage of your property cleaned up. The owner of Benchmark, Wendy Johnson, housed fire evacuees and their animals from the Bonny Dunes area for over 5 weeks. Wendy helped at the Santa Cruz Horseman’s Association during the evacuation of the animals and saw firsthand the devastation the fire caused.

Wendy Johnson

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