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Madison County, Iowa - Environmental Health

Duties and Responsibilities

Environmental Health Officer

Brooklyn Krings-Abel

Administers and enforces county Board of Health Regulations in regards to Environmental Health.

Duties of the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) are, including but not limited to, performing environmental health services (i.e. well and septic system permitting and inspection).

The EHO ensures the aforementioned duties are consistent with state and county laws and regulations. In addition,

the EHO is responsible for investigating nuisance complaints relating to septic systems, trash and unsanitary conditions, open burning, animal abuse, and rabies exposure. 

The EHO is responsible for the administration of the Grants-to-Counties (GTC) program for the Madison County.

The GTC program was established in 1987 when the State of Iowa legislature passed the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act to help prevent further contamination of one of Iowa’s most precious resources (e.g. groundwater).

Grants are made available to Madison County Public Health to provide financial assistance to Madison County residents for private well water services.

Madison County Board of Health

Environmental Health Office Contact

209 E Madison Street

Winterset, IA 50273

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone number: (515) 462-9051​​​​​​​  

Fax number: (515) 462-9061

Administrator: Sharon Miller
Environmental Health Officer: Brooklyn Krings-Abel


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