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Environmental Health
Responsibilities & Services
The Story County Environmental Health Department is under the jurisdiction of the Story County Board of Health. The Environmental Health Department is responsible for:
  • Inspection of complaints, nuisance investigation, and mitigation
  • Permitting and inspection of private water supply wells and their systems; including well head inspections, private well abandonment or rehabilitation inspections, and private well water testing
  • Permitting and inspection of wastewater treatment, which includes: site reviews, soil coring and classification, testing, tracking, and renovation/ rehabilitation inspections
  • The management, reporting, and record keeping of official documents with regard to field and office work

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
The Maxwell NPDES permit is being amended to change the 52 month compliance schedule to a 59 month compliance schedule. Click Here For Additional Information...

Margaret Jaynes
Margaret C. Jaynes
Environmental Health


900 Sixth St.
Nevada, IA 50201

Ph: (515) 382-7240

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM