Clay County, Iowa Environmental Health office.


  Clay County, Iowa - Environmental Health

Clay County Enviromental Health Private Water Well Program
March 8-14, 2020 is National Groundwater Awareness Week, an annual observance sponsored by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA). This observance highlights how important groundwater is to people’s health and the environment. Click here for more information.
Managing a Flooded Well (2019)
Clay County is providing an opportunity for private well owners and tenants in the county to have
well water tested for certain forms of bacteria, nitrite/nitrate and arsenic. Click HERE for more information.
The IDPH Radon Program is excited to announce the launch of seven educational videos on the IDPH YouTube Channel.
Click here to launch this website and watch the videos.
Do We Still Need to be Concerned
about Lead Poisoning?
Click here for more information

The Clay County Environmental Health Department protects you and your environment through enforcement of regulations and standards for minimizing, controlling or eliminating sources of human disease and environmental pollution.

The programs include:
Permitting and inspection of the construction of on-site sewage treatment systems and investigations of failed systems
Permitting and inspection of the construction of private wells
Well testing, well abandonment & well plugging
Inspection and complaint review of public swimming pools, tanning facilities & tattoo establishments
Complaint investigations on nuisances
Other environmental sanitation programs

The Vision of the Clay County Environmental Health Department is to have the lowest risk of environmentally caused illness and injury for the citizens of Clay County.

The mission of the Clay County Environmental Health Department is to protect health, prevent disease, and promote health for all persons in Clay County through assurances of physical environments that minimize exposure to harmful pathogens and other environmental toxins.

Tammy McKeever

Address of
Environmental Health office:
Clay County
Administration Building
300 W 4th Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
Please make an appointment!

Phone Number:
(712) 262-8165

FAX Number:

Office holder name:
Tammy McKeever

Employees in
Environmental Health Office:
Angie Lawson

Environmental Health Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Environmental Health office

Environmental Health Links:
Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of Environmental Health Services

Iowa Environmental Health Association (IEHA)

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA)

Iowa DNR Water Quality

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Clay County Courthouse located in Spencer, Iowa

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Clay County Administration Building - located in Spencer, Iowa