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Fayette County
Environmental Health
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Catherine Miller

Debbie Dietzenbach
Administrative Assistant

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday

Due to on site inspections and
evaluations, the office may not always be
staffed during these hours.  You may
want to call ahead of your visit.    

Fayette County Environmental Health
PO. Box 269
West Union, IA   52175

Phone:(563) 422-3767
Fax:  (563) 422-9201

The Environmental Health Office is
located on the first floor of the
courthouse, down the hall from the
Assessor's Office.
September 23 - 27 is SepticSmart Week
Did you know one in four households in the United States depends on
individual septic systems (aka onsite system) to treat their wastewater? Many
of those households also use private wells as their source of drinking water.
Failing septic systems pose the risk of contaminating nearby waters, including
these private wells, putting families’ health at risk and costing thousands of
dollars in repair or replacement. EPA is holding its first annual SepticSmart
Week, September 23-27th to raise awareness and encourage homeowners to
properly care for and maintain their septic system and get

Visit the SepticSmart website for more information

Shield your field!
What is placed on or around your drainfield—a component of your septic
system that removes contaminants from the liquid that emerges from your
septic tank – matters.

Don’t strain your drain!
Efficient use of water and staggering water usage cannot only improve the
operation of your septic system but also reduce the risk of failure as well.

Don’t overload the commode!
Only put things in the drain or toilet that belong there. For example, coffee
grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene
products, cigarette butts, and cat litter can all clog and potentially damage
septic systems.

Protect It and Inspect It!  
Homeowners can save more than $10,000 in repair and replacement costs if  
they have their septic system inspected at an average cost of $200-350 at least
every 3-5 years by a septic service professional.

Think at the sink!
Whether you flush it down the toilet, grind it in the garbage disposal, or pour it
down the sink, shower, or bath…what goes down the drain can have a major
impact on how well your septic system works.