Septic Systems

The Tri-County Health Department will dissolve completely as of December 31, 2022.  On January 1, 2023, Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas Counties will provide public health services through their own, individually operated health departments. 

Adams County Residents:  On January 1, 2023 the Adams County Health Department will begin providing all public health services including all Environmental Health services.  Please visit Adams County Health Department for more information. 

 

Arapahoe County Residents:  On January 1, 2023 Arapahoe County Public Health will begin providing all public health services including all Environmental Health services.  Please visit Arapahoe County Public Health for more information. 

 

Douglas County Residents:  Beginning September 1, 2022, the Douglas County Health Department assumed responsibility for all Environmental Health services in Douglas County. On January 1, 2023 the Douglas County Health Department will begin providing all public health services.   Please contact 720 643-2400 or visit Douglas County Health Department for more information. 


For OWTS professionals that work in those three counties, TCHD will be communicating with the industry towards the end of 2022 as to where to direct permitting questions and activities in each of the three counties. Continue to monitor this website for more information.


ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PUBLIC COUNTER ASSISTANCE HOURS: 

Walk-ins are welcome Tuesdays & Thursdays only – 8:00am to 5:00pm 
We are closed for lunch from 12-1pm

  • Email ehwebfillableforms@tchd.org to request an inspection or to submit completed applications, designs, and other paperwork.
  • TCHD staff are still taking complaints/concerns of public health significance.

On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems

An On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), commonly known as a septic system, treats the wastewater on an individual’s property. Septic systems are installed on properties that cannot be served by a wastewater utility. Tri-County Health Department permits the installation, repair, and use of these systems in our jurisdiction.

Attention!

Effective October 1st, 2019, all Onsite Wastewater Treatment System designers, soil evaluators, installers, inspectors, operation and maintenance providers, and pumpers will be required to obtain the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) training course for the discipline they want to work in. More information about upcoming classes is available at www.cpow.net. For more information contact your local field office. 

 

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Information, Permits and Forms