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Have you ever wanted to diagnose and solve common water-quality problems? See what Iowa State University Dr. Tom Glanville has to say about this topic in his publication Diagnosing and Solving Common Water-Quality Problems.

Do you need to know how to shock-chlorinate your well? Another publication by Dr. Glanville entitled Shock-Chlorinating Small Water Systems will help you.

Is your well contaminated? Let ISU help you address this issue in their publication Coping with Contaminated Wells

Does your drinking water contain arsenic? Arsenic in Iowa Drinking Water

Mees’ lines on fingernails are indictors of arsenic poisoning.

Good Wells for Safe Water, another great ISU publication.

Did you know that one-quarter of all U.S. homes have septic systems? Yours may be one of them. If you’re not properly maintaining your septic system, you’re not only hurting the environment, you’re putting your family’s health at risk—and may be flushing thousands of dollars down the drain!  Go to the EPA SepticSmart Website to get some helpful information about septic systems.

Are you concerned about Lead Poisoning? Here is an informative publication from the Iowa Department of Public Heath Lead Poisoning Prevention.

Do you need information on Iowa’s Time of Transfer Program?  If your house/building is served by a septic system and you are selling or transferring the deed for the home/building, the septic system must be inspected.  Here is the information on the Time of Transfer Program.

Have you ever thought about what some of the implications are of moving to the country? Here is an informative Guide To Country Living brochure.

Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that is produced from the decay of naturally occurring uranium in the soil.  Indoor levels can be very high – the only way to know the level of Radon gas in your home is to perform a test.Exposure to Radon gas causes lung cancer, in fact, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. (second only to smoking).Radon testing is very easy and inexpensive.  For more information or to obtain a Radon test, contact the Planning Department at 712.328.5792.

Learn more about asbestos and lung cancer.  Check out the Mesothelioma Guide.



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The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.