Environmental Health

The environmental health division's goal is protecting the residents of Ford and Iroquois counties from contracting or transmitting disease or illness through water, food or disposal of sewage.

To email the Environmental Health Department with questions or concerns: environmental@fiphd.org

Programs

Information on what to do after a flood

This program is in place to protect every individual consuming food in Ford and Iroquois counties from food borne illness by enforcing the Ford County and Iroquois County Food Service Ordinances as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health Food Services Sanitation Code. This is achieved through inspections of such establishments throughout the year.

The agency works to eliminate disease transmission and chemical poisons through the provision of a safe, potable, adequate supply of water for drinking, culinary, and sanitary purposes for every individual within Ford and Iroquois counties. This is achieved through the enforcement of the Water Well Ordinances of Ford and Iroquois counties, the Illinois Department of Public Health Water Well Construction Code and the Illinois Department of Public Health Water Well Pump Installation Code.


Services include:




  • Inspections of non-community water systems


  • Inspections of newly constructed or repaired wells


  • Testing of Private Well Water


  • Issuance of permits for newly constructed wells


  • Surveying of existing wells for loan purposes


  • Abandoned well sealing

 

SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS BELOW HAVE MORE THAN ONE FORM THAT MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS - PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU PRINT ALL  NECESSARY FORMS WHEN ACCESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS!!!

 

 

The goal of this program is to protect every individual in the jurisdiction of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department from contraction and transmission of disease by enforcing the Sewage Disposal Ordinance of Ford and Iroquois counties as well as the Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code.


Services include:




  • Inspections of newly constructed or repaired septic systems


  • Inspections of disposal sites


  • Inspections of pumper trucks


  • Issuance of permits for newly constructed or repaired septic systems


  • Surveying of existing septic systems for loan purposes

With the adoption into law of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), this HazMat map increases the public's awareness of hazardous materials within our bi-county jurisdiction.  In the event of any emergency situation, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and other local emergency responders will be notified and the communities will be informed how to proceed.

For more information or how to become an active member in the local Ford-Iroquois LEPC Committee - contact:

 

 

Inspections of tanning facilities located within Ford and Iroquois counties is conducted to protect patrons of tanning facilities from the hazards of ultraviolet radiation through the enforcement of the Illinois Tanning Facilities Code.

This program works to decrease the incidence and spread of West Nile virus by providing education, surveillance and mosquito control in Ford and Iroquois counties utilizing grant funds received from the State of Illinois Vector Control Grant.

This program is in place to respond to complaints made concerning the unincorporated areas of Ford and Iroquois counties through enforcement of the Nuisance Ordinances of Ford County and Iroquois County.

This program works to protect all residents of Ford and Iroquois counties from the hazards of exposure to toxic substances.