Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
El Paso County Public Health inspects and regulates on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). We protect public health and the environment by preventing human exposure to sewage and the contamination of our groundwater by ensuring the proper placement, design, installation, and maintenance of OWTS.
We focus on regulation of wastewater treatment systems associated with both commercial and residential facilities that are not serviced by a municipal wastewater system. There are an estimated 30,000 operating OWTS in El Paso County.
- Effective June 13, 2022, we will no longer be conducting field work or final inspections on Wednesdays until further notice.
- As of January 1, 2022, EPCPH will require profile pits for any site along the HWY 24 W corridor to remain open for site inspection, prior to issuance of an OWTS permit.