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Environmental Disease: Conduct investigations of reported environmental illnesses, sample if necessary.

Stream Monitoring: Sample surface water and groundwater to detect threats to the environmental health of Brown County.

Complaint Investigations: Investigate environmental (water, air, solid and liquid waste), public health (hazardous materials, radiation, communicable disease, pests/vectors), and unfit housing complaints.

Education: Programs and workshops are given for the public, septic contractors, builders, and realtors as needed.

Environmental Loan Opportunities: The Great Lakes Community Action Partnership Decentralized Water Systems Program now has grants available for water well, in home water treatment, and septic systems repairs. The maximum loan amount is $15,000 with an interest rate of 1%. Maturity may not exceed 20 years and will depend on repayment ability. To be eligible, the applicant’s household income may not exceed $33,470. Associated loan costs are at the borrower’s expense and can be included within the loan. Applicants must own and occupy the home or be in the process of purchasing the home for occupancy. New home construction and community water systems are not eligible. For further information and to obtain an application please call Valerie Vanfleet at 419-333-6074.