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Teller County Public Health & Environment

Environmental Health Department

Hours Of Operation: 7:30AM to 4:00PM Monday-Friday Except Holidays
Walk-In Hours - 7:30 - 8:30AM*
* Mon, Wed, Fri at CDSD offices in Woodland Park
Tues, Thurs at Public Health offices in Divide
By Appointment - 8:30AM - 4:00PM

- 800 Research Dr. - Tamarac Business Center, Woodland Park, CO
Email Septic System Questions - CDSD
Public Health- 11115 West Highway 24, Unit 2-C in Divide, CO (Behind Venture Foods grocery store in Divide.)
Email: Keri Pickett - Environmental Health Officer
Phone: 719.687.6416 Fax: 719.687.6501

Duties of the Department
The Environmental Health Department is primarily responsible for administering the Individual Sewage Disposal Systems (ISDS) program and the Consumer Food Service Protection program. The Department is also involved in regulating air quality, water quality, solid waste and various other environmental health concerns.

Services Provided:
Food Service Program
School Facilities
Child Care Centers and Residential Camps

Septic Services Provided Include:
Septic System Maintenance
Sewage System File Search Application

PDFTeller County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS)       
PDFAmendment to the OWTS Regulations- Transfer of Sale
PDFNew OWTS Regulation Highlights
PDFChecklist for NEW OWTS Permit Submittals
PDFBooklet on Septic Systems 101
Excel imageOWTS Septic Calculation Spreadsheet (MS Excel © format)

Videos- Helping to educate homeowners about Onsite Wastewater Treatment System regulations, installation, components and maintenance. A collaborative effort between Colorado Rural Water Assn.(CRWA), Colorado Professionals in Onsite Wastewater (CPOW) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
youtube Westbank Ranch HOA Video
youtube CRWA/CPOW Video

For questions regarding regulations, permits, septic maps and Realtors' questions - please call (719)687.3048

Environmental Health Related Links

Consumer Product Safety - Information on consumer products and recalls
    • US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Diseases - Zoonotic disease, what's that? Zika Virus, West Nile Virus, Hantavirus, Plague, Rabies, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - the list goes on and on. To learn more, check out:
    • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Zika Virus Info
    • West Nile Virus Info
    • Hantavirus Info
    • Plague Info
    • Rabies Info
    • Rocky Mtn. Spotted Fever Info
    • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    • Armed Forces Pest Management Board

Emergency Preparedness and Response -Increase your ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
    • Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    • CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
    • CDC Bioterrorism Information

Septic and Water Individual Sewage Disposal Systems - What's an aerobic sewage treatment system and who makes them? Should I have my septic pumped and how often?
    • National Small Flows Clearing House
    • National Sanitation Foundation

Water Quality - Find out if your water system is in compliance with State and Federal regulations. Do you want to filter your well water? How do I get information about my well. Check out theses sites:
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Colorado Division of Water Resources

Wildlife -The rural areas of Colorado allow for the potential interaction of wildlife with humans. The following sites offer health and safety information/regulations pertaining to animals:
    • Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Insects - A pest is a pest, from Aphids on your plants, to flies, moths, mosquitoes, and beetles in your trees. To learn more about them and ways to keep them out of your hair, check out the following site:
    • Colorado State University Cooperative Extension