Onsite Wastewater Treatment System

Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), or septic system, permits are required for any building creating wastewater flow in the six counties under NCHD's jurisdiction that are not connected to a city sewer system. Any new system or repair of an existing system requires a permit from the health department. In addition, there are also times when property is sold that lenders may ask us to do an inspection of the property to ensure the OWTS is working properly. In all of these cases we inspect the system to ensure compliance with the regulations approved by the Northeast Colorado Board of Health. 

The Northeast Colorado Health Department Board of Health unanimously voted to adopt revised regulations governing Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The new OWTS regulations will go into effect on July 1, 2018. Please follow the link below to familiarize yourself with the new regulations.

If you'd like more information about our Onsite Wastewater Treatment Program, please contact our Environmental Health Manager:

Melvin Bustos
(970) 867-4918 x2262