Drinking Water

Safe clean drinking water is the foundation stone for a healthy community. The Environmental Health Division offers help to insure safe drinking water. Small non-community systems serving such places as summer camps, restaurants, campgrounds, and motels are inspected annually by the Environmental Health Division.

Large public drinking water systems in Delta County are inspected and regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Water Quality Control Division Drinking Water Program.

For more information, visit the US Environmental Protection Agency Colorado Drinking Water information site.

It is possible to check your private drinking water to determine if it is safe for drinking. Bacteriologic testing sample containers are available at the Delta County Environmental Health Division offices to sample your water for bacteriological contamination. Samples will be sent to the Grand Junction Regional Laboratory for testing.

The Environmental Health Division reviews subdivision proposals for adequacy of private drinking water supplies. Testing is required to prove that the water is a safe potable supply. The standards for drinking water must meet those of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Water Quality Control Division.

Private Laboratories and water treatment specialists to help analyze water can be found here (100 KB, PDF file).