OWTS - Septic

 Applications for a proposed (OWTS)  requires an Onsite Waste Treatment System (OWTS) Application.  

Submit a  Colorado Engineered Plan, a Site Plan and supporting Documents

WHAT IS AN ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM?
Onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) are used to treat wastewater from a home or business and return treated wastewater back into the receiving environment. They are typically referred to as septic systems, because most involve a septic tank for partial treatment. Correctly designed, installed, and maintained, onsite systems can effectively treat domestic wastewater and disperse it into the environment, thereby protecting from ground or surface water contamination.

A Septic system is a method of disposing and treating household wastewater in areas where public sewers are not available

Septic (OWTS) Permitting
Permitting ensures the efforts to reduce the risk of contaminating groundwater and surface water and reduce the risk of people from exposure to untreated sewage.

If you have any question contact us at 970-878-9452 

Site Plans

Applicant must submit two sets of plans, a site plan, and supporting documents. Contact Building Division for any questions at 970-878-9452.

OWTS Regulations


This regulation applies to On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) as defined in current Colorado State regulations.

The purpose of these regulations is to establish the minimum standards for the location, design, construction, performance, installation, alteration and use of OWTS with a design capacity less than or equal to 2,000 gallons per day within Rio Blanco County.

State of Colorado OWTS Regulation 43