Environmental Health Department

As part of the Public Health Department, Environmental Health (EH) is focused on controlling environmental factors that impact human health and environment (food, water, and air). EH staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations related to health and sanitation in all food establishments, child care facilities, and schools. Environmental Health oversees the permitting, installation and use of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), protecting drinking water resources and surface waters from pollution. In addition, the Environmental Health department responds to complaints concerning swimming pools, public accommodations, mobile home parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities.

Fix a Leak Week-March 20-26, 2017

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March of each year as a time to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks. For those on a septic system, a leak can not only be more expensive on the water supply side but also on the wastewater treatment side. A leak can cause premature failure of a septic system if not fixed quickly. Check out these water saving tips.
Need an As Built drawing or permit copy? 
You can search for OWTS (septic) records online.  If you experience problems or can't find your record, call 970-668-4070 or email for assistance.

Food Safety


As a part of National Food Safety Month, each year Environmental Health recognizes retail food establishments that demonstrate exceptional commitment to food safety.

Restaurant Inspections


Wondering how your 
favorite restaurant does at inspections?
for restaurants.

Buster, the germ-busting super hero

, is busy throughout the county, educating the community on a variety of public health issues.

Watch for Buster at area events!
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Check out these common and debated public health interventions in the Award Winning Series.

Separate fact from fiction!