Fremont County Environmental Health
John Travis                               
Environmental Health Specialist
2014 290th Avenue
Sidney, Iowa 51652                                                                                                                                                   
712-374-3355 or 712-313-0200                                                                                                                                  
FAX: 712-374-2122                                                                                                                                                   
jtravis@co.fremont.ia.us                                                                                                                             


                                                                                Forms Available

Well Construction Permit Application    Construction Permit Application     Abandoned Water Well     Nuisance Complaint
 

Fees Effective July 1, 2012
  Fremont County Fee Schedule  
       
  Time of Transfer Inspection 200.00  
  Well Inspection 150.00  
  Well Permit 200.00  
  Geo-Thermal Well Permit 200.00  
  Septic Permit 175.00  
  Radon Test Kit 6.00  
       

Radon Facts:

Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It originates in the soil from the natural decay of uranium that exists in or below most soils and enters the home through cracks, around pipes or conduit openings, through sump pumps and drain tiles, between the floor and wall joints in a basement, and even from negative pressure drawing the gas into the home.

The only way to know if your home has radon is to test for it.

*In the United States, radon is the first leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.

*The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes approximately 21,000 deaths per year nationally, most of these are preventable.

*The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a recommended radon action level of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). The EPA recommends that all Iowa homes be tested for radon and homes over 4 pCi/L be fixed.

*Iowa has the highest percentage of homes above 4 pCi/L in the United States.

*Radon test kits are available from some retail stores and many your local Public Health Department.

 For more information go to the Iowa Department of Public Health web site.

To Request a Radon Test Kit contact John Travis at 712-374-3355
 

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