"ColoradoTown.com KEYWORD Environmental Health Department "
Services: Onsite Wastewater Treatment: Environmental Health & Natural Resources is responsible for the review, permitting, and final inspection of individual sewage disposal systems ("ISDS"). Technical assistance is provided for property owners whose systems have failed and for property owners designing their own systems (where engineering is not required). An annual meeting is held for contractors, engineers, architects, and other interested parties to update them on changing rules, regulations, and technologies.
Consumer Protection Program: The Department inspects retail food service establishments, child care facilities and schools under a contract with the Consumer Protection Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Plan reviews are required for any new or remodeled retail food establishment. Food borne illness complaints are investigated in conjunction with Community Health Services. Special events serving food and Non-Community Groundwater Systems are also inspected by the Department.
Disease Prevention & Other Environmental Health Concerns: The Environmental Health professionals in the Department work to educate the public about emerging diseases, such as West Nile Virus. Air quality issues and noise complaints are handled by the Department, which also fields questions from the public on issues such as mold, asbestos, and radon.
Water Quality & Quantity: The Department is responsible for coordination of the County's programs, grants and consulting contracts related to water resources.
Environmental Health & Natural Resources works with the County Engineer on floodplain and stormwater management issues, and with Community Development on water resource planning and management issues under the Land Use Code. Staff is available to work with the County Attorney's Office and Open Space & Trails to address issues related to maintenance of the County's water rights, including planning for their continued beneficial use.
The Department is engaged in public education on water issues. Staff is also available to work with local and regional entities, such as the Roaring Fork Conservancy, on grant proposals for stream restoration and other work beneficial to the County.
Location: Schultz Health and Human Services Building
0405 Castle Creek Road Suite 10 Aspen, CO 81611
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm (M - F)