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    public_health_info@jeffco.us
    303-232-6301

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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    645 Parfet Street
    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    Lakewood Clinic

    645 Parfet Street Lakewood, CO 80215
    303-239-7078
    Fax: 303-239-7088

    WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) in Arvada

    5150 Allison Street Arvada, CO 80002
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-275-7503

    WIC in Edgewater

    1711 A & B Sheridan Blvd Edgewater, CO 80214
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-239-9592

    WIC in Lakewood - 645 Parfet Street, 80215

    email: kharris@jeffco.us
    303-271-5780
    Fax: 303-239-7023

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  • Onsite Wastewater Treatment (Septic) Systems

     

    Unlike the cesspools on grandpa's farm, the modern onsite wastewater treatment system, or OWTS, is an environmentally sound method of wastewater disposal in areas where public sewers are not available. These are also referred to as septic systems.

    Since many homeowners have little or no experience with an OWTS, these pages will provide information to help you understand how your OWTS functions and ways you can help improve its operation, such as:

    • Do not dispose of items that will destroy the natural digestion processes in your OWTS
    • Do not overload the system with excessive water
    • Have the tank regularly inspected and pumped.

     

    If you adhere to these few simple rules, your OWTS will prove to be a safe and economical onsite method for disposing of your rural wastewater. To learn more, see our other pages on OWTS systems.

    See our Environmental Health Services Forms and Applications page, Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems section, for all of the associated documents on onsite wastewater treatment systems. 

    Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Regulations (effective May 30, 2014)

    Last Updated: 5-11-2016