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
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