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:
- Water Supplies and Closed Loop Well Ordinance (May. 2016)
- Application for Permit to Construct. Modify or Seal a Closed Loop Well System
- Private Sewage Disposal Ordinance (March 2016)
- Illinois Dept. of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Code
- Application and Instructions to Install or Repair a Private Sewage Disposal System
- Homeowner Signature Page
- Low Pressure Piping (LPP) 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. Report food borne illness to the local health department within 24 hours.|
Other programs offered by the Department include:
- West Nile Virus
- Solid Waste Disposal - Solid Waste Ordinance (April 2016)
- Tanning Bed Inspections
- Nuisance Complaint Investigation - Health Nuisances Ordinance (May 2016)
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.