Tama County Environmental Health Officer
Todd Apfel, Vining, has been hired by the Tama County Board of Health as the Tama County Environmental Health Officer. He began duties on Monday, March 31.
Much of the work of the part-time position is focused on and offers assistance with rural water wells, septic systems, well plugging, water testing, indoor air, septic and nuisance issues, and issuing permits in accordance with state and local ordinances.
Well plugging financial assistance is available through the Grants to Counties program.
The Environmental Health Officer is part of the Tama County Public Health and Home Care Office.
“I look forward very much to serving in the job. I enjoy the area,” says Apfel.
He will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon, but hours may vary, depending on site inspections needing to be completed.
Homeowners can call 641-484-4788 to reach him.