Environmental Health


O'Brien County Environmental Health
Jonathon Hintz
Environmental Health Specialist
155 South Hayes, PO Box 525
Primghar, IA 51245

Phone: 712.957.0105
Fax: 712.957.0115
Cell: 712.261.0661

Email: jhintz@obriencounty.iowa.gov

Environmental Health is a branch of Public Health that is concerned with all aspects of the environment that may affect human health. It is the goal of the O'Brien County Environmental Health office to protect the environment for future generations of O'Brien County residents.

Services offered by Environmental Health:

Private Water Wells

  • Free water tests on new and existing private wells are done by appointment.

The County will pay the following for plugging abandoned wells and cisterns:

  • Up to $500.00 for wells
  • This money is available through the Grants to Counties Program.
  • Cisterns $300

Onsite Wastewater Systems

  • Any new or exixting homes that are not connected to the city sewer system are required to have an onsite wastewater system.
  • Time of Transfer certified inspector lists are available.

Air Quality