Environmental Health

Please use the following for questions
regarding COVID-19 vaccine.

Story County Public Health Services - 515-239-6730

New septic tank pumping requirements
in Story County FAQs


The Environmental Health Department is under the jurisdiction of the Story County Board of Health and funded by the Story County Board of Supervisors.

Responsibilities & Services

  • Wastewater treatment
    • Septic permits (construction & alteration)
    • Site evaluations
    • Trouble shooting
    • Time of transfer inspection report reviews
  • Wells
    • Permits (water & vertical geothermal)
    • Water testing
    • Plugging and abandonment
    • Administration of the IDPH grants to counties fund
  • Pool and spa inspections and enforcement
  • Tattoo establishment inspections and enforcement
  • Nuisance complaint investigations
  • Master matrix review of animal confinement construction
  • Radon test kit sales