Duties: The Environmental Health Department is responsible for the environmental health for the citizens of Jefferson County.
Location: 901 North 8th Street, Fairfield, M-F 9:00-5:00
Administrator:Dan Miller, Registered Sanitarian
Time of Transfer Inspection Exemptions (PDF file).
NOTE: The new owner must apply for a new Discharge Authorization Permit - see https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/NPDES-Wastewater-Permitting.
The Notice of Intent Form is on the DNR website https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Private-Septic-Systems/General-Permit-4.
This form goes to the County Sanitarian.
Iowa Department of Public Health website - https://idph.iowa.gov/
For Healthy Homes, from the Iowa Dept of Health. - https://idph.iowa.gov/lpp/healthy-homes
Iowa DNR website -
Iowa DNR - Private Septic Systems - https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Private-Septic-Systems
EPA information about radon -
Mold information - from two websites-
Iowa Department of Public Health https://idph.iowa.gov/lpp/healthy-homes
Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health. Frequently Asked Questions about Mold (PDF).
From the EPA Mold and Moisture website - https://www.epa.gov/mold.
Bed Bug information - from a number of sources -
Iowa Dept of Public Health - http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1181&context=extension_ag_pubs
EPA - Bed Bugs-Get Them Out and Keep Them Out - https://www2.epa.gov/bedbugs
Illinois Dept of Public Health - www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcbedbugs.htm
A Beyond Pesticides Factsheet - http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/infoservices/pesticidesandyou/Winter10-11/bedbugs.pdf
Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force - https://richlandhealth.org/home-health/bed-bugs/.
Vermont Dept of Health, about bedbugs - http://www.healthvermont.gov/health-environment/healthy-homes/pests-and-bed-bugs
West Nile Virus, from the Iowa Department of Public Health http://idph.iowa.gov/cade/disease-information/west-nile-virus.
Zika Virus, from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) https://www.cdc.gov/zika/about/overview.html.
Lead Poisoning: How to Protect Iowa Families, the brochure, has been updated and approved by EPA for continued use in Iowa. https://idph.iowa.gov/Environmental-Health-Services/Childhood-Lead-Poisoning-Prevention/healthy-homes
Rabies information, from the Iowa Dept of Health. http://idph.iowa.gov/rabies
Asbestos, from a website from the United States Environmental Protection Agency where you can learn about Asbestos. https://www2.epa.gov/asbestos
Avian Influenza Information, from the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/