Environmental Contamination Ordinance

The Jasper County Environmental Contamination Ordinance went into effect July 1, 2006.

The Ordinance requires soil testing for regulated contaminants on Superfund designated properties associated with new construction of a dwelling, dwelling unit child occupied facility or recreational area. Superfund designated areas are outlined on the mine/smelter map. Health Department staff will conduct the soil testing

The ordinance also requires that all existing wells be tested for heavy metals when the property is transferred or sold. The test must be conducted by a DNR certified well tested.The Health Department will provide contact information for certified testers.