Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Septic Systems)

An On Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), commonly known as a septic system, treats the wastewater on an individual’s property. Septic systems are installed on properties that cannot be served by a wastewater utility. Adams County Health Department permits the installation, repair, and use of these systems in our jurisdiction.


All Onsite Wastewater Treatment System designers, soil evaluators, installers, inspectors, operation and maintenance providers, and pumpers will be required to obtain the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) training course for the discipline they want to work in. More information about upcoming classes is available at www.cpow.net. For more information, contact your local field office. 

Information, Permits and Forms


Environmental Health Office

7190 Colorado Blvd.
Ste. 200
Commerce City, CO 80022