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Environmental Health

Septic

Permits are issued and inspections are conducted of private sewage disposal systems installed in Lee County. All systems must be installed in accordance with specific Lee County and Illinois State Private Sewage Codes.. Fees are required for permits.

 

Well

Permits are issued on all new wells which are installed in Lee County. All systems must be installed in accordance with specific Lee County Codes and Rules and Regulations. Fees are required for permits. Abandoned wells shall be sealed in accordance with the Illinois Water Well Construction Code, as well as the Lee County Code.


Information on Hazards

 

Sanitary Evaluations

Septic systems and wells are evaluated for compliance for current code and function. Evaluations are done for home sales on a request for service basis. Fees are required for service.

For more information on Radon in your home visit:

Radon (illinois.gov)

Nuisance

All nuisance complaints are investigated or forwarded to the appropriate agency for action.

Tick Awareness InfoVectors

Vectors are insects, ticks, rats, mice, birds and other animals that transmit disease-producing organisms to humans. To prevent the human disease and discomfort caused by these vectors, the Lee County Health Department provides technical information to the public on methods to monitor and control them. The department conducts a West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program, which includes trapping and analyzing of mosquitoes for the disease. Bird collection is also included in these surveillance efforts. The department aides in the remediation of conditions contributing to WNV, as well as other vectors to provide a safer community for our citizens.

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