Jefferson County, Colo. — In Jefferson County, an estimated 23,000 homes have onsite wastewater treatment systems, or septic systems. Many residents in mountain communities or those with properties in more secluded areas of the county may rely on septic systems rather than city sewage systems for waste disposal. But a well-maintained septic system, just like every other system in your home, requires upkeep and monitoring.
In Jefferson County, permits are required for the construction, transfer of title, operation and maintenance, and repair of septic systems. A Transfer of Title, or Use Permit, is required when a property with a septic system is transferred to another property owner. To assist residents, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) onsite wastewater treatment experts are available to answer questions regarding permits, best practices and troubleshooting with your system.
September 17-21, 2018, is SepticSmart Week, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency focused on educating homeowners and communities on the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. This SepticSmart week, JCPH wants to make sure all the septic system owners in the county have a full set of tools in their toolbox to be good septic owners.
To help all the septic system owners in the community, here’s a handy check list of ways to ensure your system keeps running smoothly.
For more information on onsite wastewater treatment systems in Jefferson County, including information on care, maintenance and permitting, visit www.jeffco.us/2379. To learn more about SepticSmart week, visit www.epa.gov/septicsmart.
About Jefferson County Public Health
Public health is what we as a society do collectively to prevent illness and premature death and promote health in our neighborhoods and communities. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is committed to promoting and protecting health across the lifespan through prevention, education and partnerships for all people. To learn more about JCPH, visit https://www.jeffco.us/public-health. You can also follow JCPH on Twitter @JeffcoPH and Facebook @jeffcopublichealth.