Environmental Health Specialist
Pocahontas County Health Department
21 3rd Ave NE
Pocahontas IA 50574
Office: 712 335-4142
Fax: 712 335-3581
Cell: 515 890-3067
The county shares Environmental Health Specialist duties with Pocahontas County. The shared program continues to be beneficial to both counties and is a testament to the ability of counties to work together and serve their citizenry. This office is responsible for the grant program (Grants to Counties) that helps fund the plugging of wells, the rehabilitation of existing wells and well water testing in the county. Additionally, the Environmental Health Specialist issues new well permits and septic system permits by way of Chapter 49 and Chapter 69 of the Iowa Code. The Environmental Health Specialist is also charged with responding to nuisance complaints.