The Environmental Health Division is involved in a wide range of activities that make public safety a priority. Environmental Health programs address all facets of daily life in order to provide an environmentally sound base for an active, healthy lifestyle. There are three "core" programs that are mandated at the County level: food sanitation, potable water monitoring, and private sewage disposal.
Cottage Food operations:
Cottage Food Law Cottage Food Operations Technical Bulletin Cottage Food Application
Instructions for Private Sewage Disposal Permit Application
Application to Install or Repair Private Sewage Disposal System
Low Pressure Piping (LLP) Private Sewage Disposal System
|If anyone suspects they are experiencing symptoms of food or water based illness they should consult their local health care provider.
Other programs offered by the Department include:
- West Nile Virus
- Solid Waste Disposal
- Tanning Bed Inspections
- Nuisance Complaint Investigation
Precautions for Flooded Areas
For additional information on flood remediation please consult the Illinois Department of Public Health "After The Flood"
For other flood related questions
Contact Paul Guse (309) 558-2841 or by e-mail .
Potable Water Supplies
This program insures that all properties which do not have access to municipal water services, have access to a safe water supply. We offer water sampling and inspections for existing and new water supplies.
Private Sewage Disposal
This program is designed to insure that properties that don't have current access to municipal sewer service, are able to dispose of waste flows in accordance with current Illinois State sewage codes. We offer inspections and consultations for existing and new septic systems.
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