Buchanan County, Iowa

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Environmental Health

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Where do I obtain a Septic Permit and what does it cost?

When does my Septic Permit expire?

Where do I get a Well Permit and what does it cost?

Do I have to get my septic system inspected prior to selling my house?

Is it the Seller's responsibility to pay for the Septic System upgrades?

Who should I call to have my septic tank pumped?

Should I plug my well if I no longer use it?

Do I have rural water near my house?

Who do I call to have my water sampled?

Should I raise my well casing if it is in a concrete vault?

What does it cost to have my water sampled?

Do I need to do a Time of Transfer Inspection when I buy or sell a property with a PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM or SEPTIC SYSTEM?