The State of Colorado has mandated that all Colorado Counties must adopt new septic system regulations that are no less stringent than their rules. County staff has prepared a draft for discussion on March 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room in Salida.
The draft is annotated with cross-references to our current regulations and highlights some of the significant differences and changes compared to the current regulations. We will be having a public hearing for consideration of these new regulations and invite your participation and comments.
Contact Don Reimer or Victor Crocco with any questions or comments.
Chaffee County Environmental Health provides a variety of services to the community, and places a high priority on consumer protection. Environmental Health specialists conduct routine inspections and complaint investigations related to environmental health matters in retail food establishments, child care facilities, and schools. The department also responds to complaints concerning swimming pools, public accommodations, mobile home parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities.
In addition, Environmental Health provides general environmental protection. Environmental Health specialists issue permits and conduct inspections for individual sewage disposal systems and test well water supplies. The department can supply information on many other environmental issues as well.
If you need information or would like to report an environmental health concern, please call (719) 530-5572.
Environmental Health is part of the Chaffee County Development Services Department, which also includes Builidng Safety, Planning & Zoning and Road Permitting. The Department is located in Room 125 of the Chaffee County Administrative Building, 104 Crestone in Salida.