Septic Systems (OWTS)
NOTE DATE/TIME CHANGE:
Delta County Board of Health has postponed adopting the revised onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) regulations until the June 21st Board of Health Meeting. Public comment was received and minor changes were made based on feedback from the state health department and a handful of local engineers and installers. Revisions are below, along with the draft Resolution for adoption.
Documents As Reviewed at the Public Hearing on April 19th:
Appendix A Appendix B
This is the Draft Resolution for adoption by the Board of Health at the June 21st meeting.
Septic Systems- Getting Started:
START YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM APPLICATION
OBTAIN A COPY OF AN EXISTING PERMIT
Other Documents to Get You Started
|2022 NAWT INSPECTORS:|
Email Paul Chadwick, (970) 201-3523
Email AAA Septic and Drain, (970) 323-8703
Email Delta County Environmental Health, (970) 874-2165
What about Graywater?
State and county laws require that a septic permit is to be issued by the department prior to installing, constructing, or making repairs to a septic system.
Would You Like to be a Septic System Installer in Delta County?
The deadline to apply for a license as a Septic System Installer has passed. Any renewal will be processed as a new license ($100.00= renewal fee + late fee). Any installer that is unlicensed will need to get licensed before an installed system is permitted. Delta County OWTS Regulations (Effective: August 3, 2018) require that: "Licensees shall demonstrate to the Public Health Director or his agent an adequate knowledge of all applicable regulations. Applications for a license shall be made on a form supplied by the Health Department." (4.1C) NAWT Certified installers can provide their completion certificate number and exam date as proof for this requirement. All previously licensed non-NAWT installers will need to complete the OWTS application. An exam will be required after November 2022 for all installers. This exam will cover the new regulations adopted during the summer of 2022.
The license renewal fee is $50 per year. As allowed by the OWTS regulations, a late fee of $50 will be charged for all renewals received after January 31, 2022.