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Environmental Health
Serves the public by helping to insure the quality of your water and property. Works with the local Board of Health on Environmental Health Topics.

Programs administered by this office include:

Well construction permits
Permit fee is $125

Septic system permits
Permit fee is $150
Iowa Administrative Code: 
Grants-To-Counties funds which includes:
Free private well water testing
Well plugging (up to $500)
Well rehabilitation ($1000)

Nuisance complaints (public health related issues)

Radon testing
            Free Radon test kits available while supplies last.

Greene County Environmental Health also does Swimming Pool and Tattoo Parlor inspections for Greene County.


Related Information:

- The Iowa DNR Introduces Four New Private Well Fact Sheets -

There are new information resources available to private well owners. The four new private well fact sheets cover common topics that well owners want to know about. The topics include:


  • Private Wells In Karst Areas - Shallow well water quality issues that can occur in Karst bedrock.
  • How To Sample Your Well Water - How to obtain well water sampling for your private well.
  • Understanding Your Water Test Report - What to look for when reading your water test report.
  • Protecting Your Private Well - Information about managing your well to improve its protections.

    - Private Well Disinfection Guide


    - Additional Websites

    Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association

    Iowa Well Water Association

    Iowa Groundwater Association

    - Additional Publications

    What is Groundwater?


    - Household Hazardous Materials

    Regional Collection Center for Greene County

    - Asbestos related websites
    Mesothelioma Guide

      Chuck Wenthold

      Located in Auditor’s Office
      on the Second Floor
      114 N. Chestnut Street
      Jefferson, Ia. 50129

      Phone: 515-386-5669

      Fax: 515-386-2216


      Office Hours
      8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Greene County Courthouse
      Courthouse hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
      114 N. Chestnut Street
      Jefferson, IA 50129
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