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Welcome to the home page for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Agricultural Labor Camp Construction Approval and Facility Licensing Program. ISDH’s Environmental Public Health Division inspects and licenses agricultural labor camps, and approves plans for construction or alteration of such camps. The Division seeks to insure safe facilities, proper water supply, and proper sewage disposal.
Pre-approved Exterior Drinking Fountains and Yard Hydrants
Many frost-proof hydrants and exterior drinking fountains allow for possible back-siphonage of contaminated water into a water distribution system. Therefore, approved non-freeze, non-polluting sanitary exterior drinking fountains and yard hydrants are required to be installed in facilities that are reviewed by this program.
Order Form for Drinking Water Sample Bottle
Anyone can submit a drinking water sample for sodium, fluoride, nitrate, or bacteriological analysis by the ISDH Laboratory. The ISDH laboratory will provide a sterilized sample bottle with shipping form and container, upon payment of the necessary fee.
Fees for Permit to Construct Application
Frost-free Hydrants - or - PDF [48 KB]
Frost-proof (or freezeless) hydrants with stop and waste valves which, when turned off, drain back and discharge through subsurface outlets are not approved for use in public facilities. This policy relates to water distribution systems serving properties and commercial facilities under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Health.
Information on why hand washing is important; how diseases are spread; when hands should be washed; the proper way to wash hands; and how hand washing can protect you and your family.
Rats and Mice
This page will help you identify rodents, determine if you have an infestation, and suggest methods of control.