The Howard County Environmental Health Department protects you and your environment through enforcement of regulations and standards for minimizing, controlling or eliminating sources of human disease and environmental pollution.
The mission of the Howard County Environmental Health department is to protect health, prevent diseases, and promote health for all persons in Howard County through assurances of physical environments that minimize exposure to harmful pathogens and other environmental toxins.
Here is contact information to obtain additional information about Food Safety inspections and licensing:
Merri Cross, REHS, CP-FS Food Safety Specialist Dept. of Inspections and Appeals Food & Consumer Safety Bureau Lucas State Office Building 321 East 12th Street Des Moines, IA 50319-0083 Phone: (515) 250-3973 Fax: (515) 281-3291
The vision of the Howard County Environmental Health Department is to have the lowest risk of environmentally caused illness and injury for the citizens of Howard County the programs include:
Permitting and inspection of the construction of on-site sewage treatment systems, and investigations of failed systems
Permitting and inspection of the construction of private wells
Well testing, well abandonment & well plugging
Onsite Wastewater System Assistance Program (OSWAP)