Local Environmental Protection Program


Inspection procedure has been reworked by the City-Cowley County Health Department and approved by the Board of County Commissioners on November 15th, 2022 and the Joint Board of Health on December 6th, 2022. This policy and procedure document is effective for all residential wastewater systems as of January 1st, 2023. 

The City-Cowley County Health Department works to promote excellent health, prevent disease, and to protect the environment to benefit all our citizens.

Click HERE for the Cowley County Sanitation Code.

Environmental Health Responsibilities

The LEPP provides several services in the interest of maintaining the health of the community and the safety of its members, including:

  • Inspections of private water wells and on-site wastewater systems
  • Real Estate transfers
  • Environmental concerns
  • Environmental Lead assessment
  • Public water supply protection
  • Non-point source pollution
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Floodplain Analysis
  • Building Permits


Please review the links below to download the forms and request a Health Department inspection.
Submit all inspection requests to septicinspections@cowleycountyks.gov.

The Health Department also offers floodplain and FIRM information.


Flooding is a real and inherent risk that we face every year in Cowley County. Linked below are packets of useful information on how to take care of yourself and your property when the high waters come.

Private Well Water Screening
The City-Cowley County Health Department is equipped with the ability to perform private water screenings. This service can be commissioned by filling out the residential inspection form linked above and clearly indicating that only a water screening is required.

Public System Drinking Water Information
The state of Kansas provides information about the safety of drinking water provided by public drinking water utilities in the state on a county by county basis. That information can be accessed HERE. If there is a specific piece of information that you are looking for,  or have trouble understanding the reports feel free to contact the health department for assistance.

General Information
Phone Numbers
620-221-1430 620-442-3260
Emergencies: Dial 911
320 E 9th Ave
Suite B

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Immunization Clinic Hours
Monday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wed: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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