Wells & Septic

Wells & Septic

Did you know?  National ground water awareness week is March 5-11, 2017. Learn facts about ground water at NGWA.org.

The Scott County Health Department's Private Water Well Permit and Inspection Program and the Private Sewage Disposal System Permit and Enforcement Programs protect public health by preventing the contamination of groundwater supplies. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responsible for monitoring public water supplies and for the regulation of public sewer systems. Individuals who are not served by public water and/or sewage receive water from a private well and/or sewage treatment from a private sewage disposal system (septic system). In Scott County, the Health Department works to assure that standards are met for these private systems.

Private Water Well Permit and Inspection Program

Assures that minimum standards are met for constructing, reconstructing, and plugging of non-public water supply wells (private wells).

Services:

  • Regulates the construction and installation of all private wells, including water, geothermal and irrigation wells.
  • Collects water samples from new and existing wells.
  • Provides financial assistance through the Grants for Counties Program to help residents pay for the cost of well abandonment, well rehabilitation, and well water sampling.

Private Sewage Disposal System Permit and Enforcement Program

Provides code enforcement consultation services for the design, construction and maintenance of private sewage disposal systems (PSDS) for private residences and commercial operations.

Services:

  • Regulate the design, construction and installation of all PSDS installed
  • Review all soil analysis and ensure proper sizing of PSDS.
  • Conduct inspections prior to and after installation of PSDS.
  • Provide consultations to residents of Scott County.
  • Sample PSDS with open discharges (regulation of the DNR).
  • Provides assistance with complaints relating to sewage treatment and disposal systems.
  • Reviews proposed subdivision plans and provides direction concerning PSDS and water supply.
  • Pay your Annual Operational Permit online

For information on the local code for wells and septic systems:

News & Notices

Effective Monday, March 27th, 2017 Planning and Development office moves across Western Avenue to the Scott County Administrative Center at 600 W. 4th St., Davenport. The office will be on the 1st floor across the lobby from where you get your license plates.
Posted: March 23, 2017
On March 22, 2017 at approximately 3:35 pm Scott County Deputies were dispatched to a two school bus accident at the intersection of 140th Avenue and 290th Street (St Ann’s Road) Long Grove. Scott County Deputies, Long Grove Fire, Donahue Fire and Medic Ambulance all responded to the scene. A North...
Posted: March 22, 2017
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public of a telephone scam that is currently happening across our area. Citizens are receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office stating that a Judge had signed a warrant for them to be arrested for not...
Posted: March 22, 2017