Health Department:

Health Department

Environmental Health
(309) 558-2840

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.

  • Food Sanitation  

       Cottage Food operations:   

             Cottage Food Law      Cottage Food Operations Technical Bulletin    Cottage Food Application

 Instructions for Private Sewage Disposal Permit Application PDF Document

 Application to Install or Repair Private Sewage Disposal System  PDF Document

 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

Helpful Links:

Precautions for Flooded Areas PDF Document

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 Click to send 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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Theresa Berg, MSClick to send e-mail - Public Health Administrator
Health Department (map ExternalLink.gif)
2112 - 25th Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201

Phone: (309) 793-1955      Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Monday thru Friday