Provides private water well inspections and new well permits within Hamilton County.

  • Testing private wells for bacteria and nitrates.
  • New sewer inspections.
  • Grants available to assist in the cost to close abandoned wells and cisterns.
  • Nuisance investigation.
  • Septic permits.
  • Time of Transfer for selling of property.

Please see the Well Water and Septic  areas below for permits and additional information.

Well Water

Abandoned Plugging Permit
Requirements for Properly Plugging Abandoned Wells
Iowa DNR Well Plugging Information
Well Permit
Well Rehabilitation
Variance Request Form
Good Wells for Safe Water
Make Sure Drinking Water is Safe
Agriculture and Water Quality


Septic System Policy
Sewage System Permit
Alteration Permit
Variance Request Form
Time of Transfer FAQ
Procedure for Applying to Construct a New Residential Wastewater System
Solving Common Wastewater System Problems
On-site Wastewater System Assistance Program (OSWAP)
OSWAP Approval Form
Do Your Part-Be SepticSmart
SepticSmart Homeowners
Maintaining Your Septic System
Groundwater Protection and Your Septic System

To assist you in these services please contact:

Brad Berg
Hamilton County Public Health Services
1610 Collins St. Ste. 1
Webster City, IA 50595
[email protected]
Phone 515-832-9565
Fax 515-832-9660

County sanitarian testing well water

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