OWTS - Septic
Applications for a proposed (OWTS) requires an Onsite Waste Treatment System (OWTS) Application.
Submit a Colorado Engineered Plan, a Site Plan and supporting Documents
WHAT IS AN ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM?
Onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) are used to treat wastewater from a home or business and return treated wastewater back into the receiving environment. They are typically referred to as septic systems, because most involve a septic tank for partial treatment. Correctly designed, installed, and maintained, onsite systems can effectively treat domestic wastewater and disperse it into the environment, thereby protecting from ground or surface water contamination.
A Septic system is a method of disposing and treating household wastewater in areas where public sewers are not available
Septic (OWTS) Permitting
Permitting ensures the efforts to reduce the risk of contaminating groundwater and surface water and reduce the risk of people from exposure to untreated sewage.
If you have any question contact us at 970-878-9452
Applicant must submit two sets of plans, a Site Plan (PDF), and supporting documents. Contact Building Division for any questions at 970-878-9452.
OWTS Regulations 2018
This regulation applies to On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) as defined in section 25-10-103(12), C.R.S.
The purpose of these regulations is to establish the minimum standards for the location, design, construction, performance, installation, alteration and use of OWTS with a design capacity less than or equal to 2,000 gallons per day within Rio Blanco County.
These regulations apply to all OWTS in the unincorporated areas of the county and over all municipal corporations within the territorial limits of Rio Blanco County but not over the territory of any municipal corporation that maintains its own public health agency including: The Town of Rangely and The Town of Meeker.