Boil Water Advisory
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment may issue a boil water advisory if the community’s water has, or could have, germs that can make you sick.
If a boil water advisory has been issued, you should use bottled water or boil tap water for:
- Preparing or cooking food
- Brushing Teeth
- Infant Formula (allow water to cool after boiling)
- Other considerations
Boiling Tap Water
If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for 3 minutes). After boiling, allow the water to cool before use.
Boil Water Advisory Resources and Links
A septic/OWTS permit application must be completed and submitted to this department with the appropriate fee prior to installing any onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS).
Septic Installer Licensing
All septic/OWTS System Contractors/Installers must be licensed with this department. A state standardized installer test must be taken and passed.
License Fee: $100
Annual License Renewal: $50
Water Testing Kits
Water testing kits are available at this department. Kits test for bacteriological agents.