Environmental Health
(309) 558-2840

The Environmental Health Division is involved in a wide range of activities that make public safety a priority. Environmental Health programs address all facets of daily life in order to provide an environmentally sound base for an active, healthy lifestyle. There are three "core" programs that are mandated at the County level: food sanitation, potable water monitoring, and private sewage disposal.

Food Sanitation  
If anyone suspects they are experiencing symptoms of  food or water based illness they should consult their local health care provider. Report food borne illness to the local health department within 24 hours.

       Cottage Food operations:   

Cottage Food Law   Cottage Food Operations Technical Bulletin   Cottage Food Application



Other programs offered by the Department include:

Helpful Links:

River Flooding and Public Health Concerns

Precautions for Flooded Areas

For additional information on flood remediation please consult the Illinois Department of Public Health "After The Flood"

and http://www.idph.state.il.us/floodinfo/index.htm

For other flood related questions
Contact Jason Watts (309) 558-2844 or by e-mailClick to send e-mail.

Potable Water Supplies

This program insures that all properties which do not have access to municipal water services, have access to a safe water supply. We offer water sampling and inspections for existing and new water supplies.

Private Sewage Disposal

This program is designed to insure that properties that don't have current access to municipal sewer service, are able to dispose of waste flows in accordance with current Illinois State sewage codes. We offer inspections and consultations for existing and new septic systems.