Monona County Public Health
Environmental Health 

Services offered by Monona County Environmental Health:

Private Water Wells 

  • Free water tests on new and existing private wells are done Mon.-Wed. from 8am to 10 a.m.

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

  • Up to $400.00 for wells
  • This money is available through the Grants to Counties Program.


  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   

   Does Your Home Have High Radon Levels?   


 See Healthy Homes page

 See Rabies Fact Sheet 

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 Monona County Environmental Health office to protect the environment for future generations of Monona County residents.                 

Contact Information:

Monona County Environmental Health
Sandy Bubke, Administrator
Monona County Courthouse
610 Iowa Ave.Onawa, IA. 51040
Office:  712-433-3400
Cell:  712-431-6879
Fax:  712-433-1230
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                
                       Monday - Friday

Water Tests:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
                        Monday - Wednesday

Inspections are scheduled as needed with 24 hours notice.    

Collecting a water sample

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