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Mission Statement


ADLM Counties Environmental Public Health's goal is to improve the quality of life for the rural communities within the four county areas of Appanoose, Davis, Lucas and Monroe.  Our goal is to provide essential environmental health services to the residents and guests of ADLM counties.  These services are designed to ensure that people residing in or visiting can work, raise families, recreate and grow without the threat of food borne, water borne, or vector borne disease and to protect and preserve environmental resources such as earth, water, air, fauna and flora.  The major focus areas of these efforts are as follows:

  • A Food Protection Program that includes intensive food service manager training, food establishment plan review, system design, regulatory inspections, and required enforcement actions.
  • An On-site Wastewater Disposal Program that includes plan review, system design, regulatory inspections, and required enforcement actions.
  • A Private Well Program that includes system design, regulatory inspections, and required enforcement actions.
  • A General Environmental Program that includes liaison with federal, state and local governmental agencies, regulation of public swimming pools, tanning bed establishments, tattoo establishments and the investigation of environmental complaints.

Organizational Structure


ADLM Environmental Public Health was formed in 1996 by the four counties of Appanoose, Davis, Lucas and Monroe.  At that time a commission was formed and is comprised of one elected official from the Board of Supervisors in each county.  Each supervisor also sits on the Board of Health in their respective county. This was accomplished through a 28E Intergovernmental Agreement with each county that gives ADLM the authority to enforce the Board of Health rules and regulations in the four county areas.