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Environmental Health Division
The staff for the Environmental Division of the Council Bluffs Health Department provides inspection and disease prevention services designed to control the factors that are responsible for the spread of disease through water and other environmental exposures.

We strive to enhance the quality of life in our community through education, by performing routine inspections and investigations, taking enforcement action when warranted, and interacting with state, federal and local agencies when appropriate. 

We conduct inspections for:
  • Adult Bookstores
  • Septic Systems
  • Swimming Pools and Spas
  • Tanning Facilities
  • Tattoo Establishments

We conduct investigations for:
  • Environmental Diseases
  • General Nuisances
  • Rodents/Insects
  • Weed/Tall Grass Control

We monitor and test:
  • Air Pollution
  • Noise Control
  • Pollen
  • Radon
  • Water Quality

We issue permits for:
  • Prescription Burns
  • Wells

Contact Us
Bart Nighswonger, Sanitarian 

Myrna McDermott, Sanitarian 

Chris Williams, Sanitarian 

206 Pearl St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 

Ph: (712) 328-4666
Fx: (712) 328-4917

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.