Duties and Responsibilities of Environmental Health
- Waste Water Permits and Inspections
- Time of Transfer Inspections
- OSWAP Information (low interest loan for Onsite Waste Water Systems)
- Private Well Plugging/Testing
- Nuisance Complaints
- Radon Test Kits
- Tanning Bed Inspections
- Public Swimming Pool Inspections
CONTRACTOR INFORMATION / REQUIREMENTS
For any contractor wanting to perform work on Septics in Wayne County, whether it be a new installation or repairs, you must provide a $20,000 bond, proof of contractor registration with the Iowa Workforce Development and proof of CIOWTS certification. If you have any questions about any of these requirements, please contact the Environmental Health Office at (641) 782-1903
PRIVATE WELL / WATER INFORMATION
New Well Drilling Permits, GTC Well Plugging Program
Under the Iowa Grants to Counties program, we currently can assist with the cost of plugging abandoned wells and cisterns on your property. up to $500 will be reimbursed for a properly plugged well and up to $300 for a properly plugged cistern. This work needs to be completed by a certified well plugger.
FREE WELL WATER TESTS – Wayne County Environmental Health is offering FREE well water tests for anyone who has a private well in Wayne County. It is recommended that well water be tested at least once a year. testing also allows you to know the quality of the water that is in your well.
In order for a Nuisance complaint to be investigated, the complaint form link below needs to be filled out, signed and returned to the Environmental Office.
SWIMMING POOL / SPA INSPECTIONS
For more information on pools and spas, please go to the Iowa department of public health website
TATTOO FACILITY INSPECTIONS
For more Information on tattoo establishment permits and requirements, please go to the Iowa Department of Public Health website
Onsite Wastewater Assistance Proram is a source of low-cost financing to help rural homeowners replace outdated septic systems.
Upgrading these inadequate systems with approved on-site systems helps prevent pollution of surface water, groundwater and water wells in Iowa. Approved systems include both a septic tank and a secondary treatment system such as a leachfield. Without treatment, human waste containing harmful bacteria and viruses is discharged directly into the environment.
The program offers low-interest loans through participating local lenders. An applicant must own an existing home with a septic system in an unincorporated area (outside city limits), not served by a public sewer.