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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
  • Lead hazard testing, consultation, tracking and follow-up inspections
  • 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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Antidegradation Alternatives Analysis for Hickory Grove Court, LLC
Notice is hereby given that Hickory Grove Court, LLC, 2279 E 190th Street, Ames, has completed a draft antidegradation alternatives analysis for disinfection alternatives for the discharge wastewater to an unnames creek tributary to the South... Additional Info...
New Disclosure Requirement for septic and well applications.
Effective May 1, 2014, well application forms required by the Environmental Health Department will require disclosure information regarding on-site Read on...