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.
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 Dept of Natural Resources, Henry County is able to help in financing well closures & 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 done 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
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.