Henry County Environmental Health provides guidance on well and septic
system permitting and inspections, pool & spa inspections, tanning bed
inspections and more.
Henry County, Iowa - Environmental Health
The Environmental Division
provides several services to Henry County residents:
Well Permitting and Inspections
Residents can obtain permits to construct new private wells through the
Environmental Division. All wells in Henry County require a permit and
inspection to construct. See
our forms section to print out an application form or visit the office.
Septic System Permitting and Inspections
Residents can obtain permits to construct or repair septic systems through the
Environmental Division. All septic systems in Henry County require a permit to
construct or repair. Currently, septic systems are inspected in both
pre-construction and post-construction phases to verify proper location as well
as proper construction. See our forms section to print out an application form
or visit the office.
Pool & Spa Inspections
Pools in Henry County are annually inspected to
verify compliance with state code in regards to safety and maintenance.
Tanning Bed Inspections
Tanning beds in Henry County are annually inspected to verify compliance with
state code in regards to safety and maintenance.
Well Rehab & Closure Reimbursement
Through funds provided by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Henry County
is able to help in financing well closures and well rehabs. The funds available
to Henry County residents are up to $400 for well closures and $600 for well
rehabs. This funding is limited to work done directly on the well. Examples of
work that could be funded would be work on the casing, pit, or any dirt work
immediately around the well. Work that might also be done at the same time but
not covered by these funds could include the pump, piping from the well, or any
dirt work associated with that piping.
To be eligible for these funds the work should be down by a certified well
driller to ensure that
the work is done to code. The well contractor must also submit an itemized bill
to Henry County so that appropriate portions can be reimbursed.
Any questions please contact Henry County Environmental Health or visit the
Department of Natural Resources web page.
Please check for
funds availability with the Henry County Environmental office.
Water Test Kits
Through funds from the Groundwater Protection Act of 1987 and the Grants to
Counties program, Henry County residents have access to free water test kits.
These tests are provided through Henry County Public Health and the University
Hygienic Lab (UHL). A limited number of kits are available to private well
owners in Henry County. The grant pays for both nitrate and coliform bacteria
testing. Other tests can be run as well for a minimal fee. Additionally, if
wells test high in nitrates but have safe bacteria levels, funds are available
through UHL to further analyze the nature of the contamination. Interested
parties should stop by our offices to fill out an informational form and pick up
a test kit.
Please check for funds availability with the
Henry County Environmental office.
Environmental Health office:
County Public Health
407 S. White St.
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641
Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Monday - Friday
Environmental Health Coordinator:
Environmental Health Forms:
used in the Environmental Health office
Environmental Health Links:
Informed Dining - view food inspection reports
Iowa Food Code / Rules & Regulations
Tattoo Establishment Information
Swimming Pool & Spa Information
Tanning Facility Information
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Mold Fact Sheet
Environmental Health Fees