PSDS for Contractors

PSDS for Contractors

Scott County Health Department is responsible for regulation of sewer systems serving 4 homes or fewer or less than 15 people, while the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has primary responsibility for larger (public) systems. Environmental health specialists at the SCHD are available to help contractors and homeowners comply with the minimum state standards developed by the Iowa DNR for private sewage disposal systems (PSDS).

The Iowa DNR also licenses all commercial pumpers of septic tanks. Although the Iowa DNR is responsible for licensing of commercial septic tank cleaners, the Scott County Health Department is responsible for enforcement of the regulations and inspections.

Scott County Septic Contractor Responsibilities Include:

  • Obtaining a permit from the SCHD before work is started. All septic systems require a permit for new installations, repairs and replacements.
  • Provide all pertinent information to the SCHD such as:
    • Owner’s Name
    • Mailing Address
    • Address of Property
    • City, State, and Zip Code
    • Telephone Number (Home and Mobile)

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News & Notices

Scott County Health Department will be partnering with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens Pharmacy for National HIV Testing Day 2017. Free rapid testing will be available at Walgreens Pharmacy, 1805 Brady Street Davenport on June 27, 28, and 29 from 3:00-7:00pm. Click here to learn more:
Posted: June 9, 2017
The weather is getting warmer and due to an increase in inquiries regarding patio rules, we have put together the following guidelines regarding animals and smoking.
Posted: April 21, 2017
Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause serious health problems for pregnant women and their babies. Learn more about Zika on the Scott County Health Department's Zika Virus webpage.
Posted: April 18, 2017