Mission Statement: To enhance public health in Marion County through the
promotion and protection of a healthy environment.
Environmental Health is an education and enforcement branch of the Public Health
Department. It is responsible for addressing environmental concerns that affect
the overall health and well-being of Marion County residents.
Septic Systems: Marion County has adopted and enforces Chapter
69 of the Iowa Code. Environmental Health is responsible for inspecting and
permitting all private septic systems within the County.
Well Water: Environmental Health is responsible for ensuring
proper installation and testing of wells and for the plugging of abandoned
wells. This department can provide financial assistance for testing and plugging
with grant money obtained from the Iowa DNR.
Public Pool and Tattoo Facility: Environmental Health inspects
all public pools and tattoo facilities in Marion County to assure compliance of
County and State regulations.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. Environmental Health
can provide testing kits and information on how to reduce radon levels in the
Environmental Health responds to and investigates nuisance concerns and
complaints that affect the environment and public health.
||General nuisance complaints
||Ground water contamination
Septic Installation and Online Permit Application
Listed on the
Environmental Health Department Forms page are documents to assist you if you
have had flooding that affects your home, water system, or sewage system.
Click here to visit the Environmental Health Forms page.
FLOODING IN IOWA
DNR and Iowa State University have created a series of videos designed to
educate local officials and the general public in regard to flooding. The videos
are divided into five categories: Introduction to the NFIP, Understanding
Flooding, Floodplain Mapping, Floodplain Regulation, and Flood Insurance.
Flooding In Iowa web site
Dust and Mold At Harvest Time
The Dust and Mold problems normal for harvest time have been worsened by this
summer's drought conditions. Click on the link below for additional information.
Q&A - Dust and Mold
Environment Health Office moving to new location. The new address is
2003 North Lincoln, Knoxville.