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Strategies to Address the Problem
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SepticSmart: Strategies to Address the Problem

Strategies to Ensure all Septic Systems in Boulder County Are Operating Safely

  1. Complaint investigations identifying failing systems.
  2. Boulder County Land Use regulations require that each occupied dwelling has an approved septic system before a building permit can be issued.
  3. An inspection of a property’s septic system is required at the time of property sale or transfer.
  4. Outreach to properties without final approval.
  5. Direct outreach to high-risk areas.
  6. General education and outreach.

The compliance deadline for approval of septic systems is December 31, 2023. Boulder County Public Health anticipates that most residents will have acted upon a strategy to help ensure protection of our waters before this deadline.

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