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Welcome to Worth County, Iowa

Worth County, Iowa
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Environmental Health/Sanitation:


Shane Buenzow

Email: shane.buenzow@worthcounty.org

Worth County Sanitarian  (641) 845- 2200
Worth County Recycle Center

4125 Pheasant Ave
PO Box 23
Kensett, IA 50448


Randy Crawford

Email: randy.crawford@worthcounty.org

Worth County Recycle Center Attendant

Welcome to Worth County Recycling



Septic systems that flow into ditch, field tile, creek, etc. are ILLEGAL.  They MUST have secondary treatment such as a soil absorption field.  If they don't, they are NOT grandfathered in.  They either have secondary treatment or they are illegal.

In addition to free water testing, there is a $200 incentive for proper closure of all-private, abandoned wells and a $600 incentive for proper sealing/rehabilitation of private wells. 

The goal of Iowa's Groundwater Protection Act was to prevent further contamination of groundwater.  Abandoned wells offer a direct pathway for contaminants to enter a groundwater aquifer.  Some large diameter wells can also be a safety hazard to small children who can fall into well casings.

Any well that is no longer in use, or is in such poor physical condition that it cannot be repaired to be safely used, must be plugged.  This applies to all wells, including public drinking water wells, monitoring wells, commercial wells, private wells and irrigation wells.

Abandoned wells can either be plugged, renovated, or repaired to standby condition.  A well in standby condition has been repaired and capped to prevent contamination, but remains operational when the cap is removed.  Each option meets the goal of protecting groundwater from contamination and people from physical harm.

Contact us for well permits and septic permits.  For more information about grants and low cost loan availability, call Worth County Public Health.

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Worth County Courthouse and Treasurer's annex hours are Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm except on designated holidays.

The Courthouse is located at 1000 Central Ave Northwood IA 50459 Worth County Courthouse
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Equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, the programs and activities of Worth County is available to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, age or political beliefs.

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