Update on Wastewater Treatment System
WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
SJBPH is currently working to update and revise the On-site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), also known as septic system regulations. Community members are encouraged to continue to be involved. You can provide your comments via email or call (970) 335-2052 and provide feedback.
Anyone who wishes to install, construct, alter, or repair an on-site wastewater treatment system (OWTS) in Archuleta, La Plata, or San Juan Counties is required to first obtain a permit from San Juan Basin Public Health. Learn more about how to obtain an on-site wastewater system permit and prepare for site evaluation:
Please note: submitting an application for the installation of an OWTS does not guarantee a permit on marginal lots; marginal lots may be small in acreage, contain steep slopes, shallow bedrock, shallow groundwater or not meet setback requirements.
SJBPH OWTS Regulations require that the OWTS Installer possess a current Installer’s License and a copy of the OWTS Permit prior to ground breaking.
- Licensed contractors (updated January 2017)