Environmental Health

Wright County Environmental Health - Sanitarian

Sandy McGrath RN
Epidemiology and Emergency Preparedness
(515) 851-8878
115 First Street SE
Clarion, Iowa 50525


What  Does Environmental Health Do?

  • Private well water inspections and new well permits within Wright County. 
  • Offers Free private well water testing for  Bacteria, e-coli, nitrates, arsenic and manganese
  • Grant dollars available to assist private well owners in the cost to close (plug) abandoned wells, cisterns and private well rehabilitation.
  • Nuisance investigation, Illegal Dumping Enforcement Officer, Vector Control, Enforce Iowa code 657, Wright County Code of Ordinance 57 & 56
  •  Investigate and respond environmental public health problems, emergencies and health hazards in the community.
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about environmental public health issues
  •  Enforce laws and regulation that protect environmental public health and ensure safety
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to environmental public health problems
  • Monitors environmental and health status to identify and solve community environmental public health problems.
  • Investigate and respond to disease threats animal and human. Septic design and permitting. Enforce Iowa DNR Iowa Code Chapter 69
  • Time of Transfer questions at the time of real estate sales, and review of Time of Transfer inspections.
  • Master Matrix review.

*Environmental Health offers FREE well water testing*
Contact Sandy McGrath, RN

(515) 851-8878

Information on Public Health can be found at Wright County Health Department

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