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.
Learn more about what to do during a boil water advisory.
Boil water advisory for retail food facilities.
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
How to make water safe in an emergency- Instructions
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).
List of Registered Professional Engineers
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.
Building Permit Information
Are you Ready to Build?
Land Use Guidelines and Checklists
Care of Your Septic System
Regulation No. 43 - On Site Wasterwater Treatment System Regulation