Solid Waste, Flooding, Runoff
Delta County Environmental Health staff works with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to regulate solid waste disposal in Delta County. Delta County operates the Adobe Buttes Landfill in Eckert, Colorado, for the disposal of solid wastes.
Unauthorized dumping is illegal in Delta County. If you observe someone dumping trash, tires, or other wastes on public lands, county roads, watercourses, or other illicit places, please contact the Delta County Environmental Division at 970-874-2165.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division has developed extensive regulations for solid waste and hazardous waste disposal in the state of Colorado. See the Colorado Solid Waste Disposal Regulations for details.
The citizens of the State of Colorado generate over 5 million waste tires per year. Waste tires that are improperly disposed may cause public nuisance problems, environmental problems, and fire hazards. The State of Colorado has solid waste regulations and laws that control how waste tires are handled and finally disposed.
The Environmental Health Division of the Delta County Health Department inspects waste tire generators located in the six counties of Region #10 in order to determine compliance with the Waste Tire laws and regulations. Contact the Health Department at 970-874-2165 if you have questions regarding waste tires.
Construction in the floodplains of rivers and creeks can be hazardous. Flooding may cause the loss of property and even life. Delta County has adopted Flood Plain Regulations which addresses building within designated flood plain boundaries.
All development within designated flood plains requires a permit from the Delta County Environmental Health Division. If you think that you will be building in a flood plain, contact the Division to obtain information regarding flood plain development. A flood plain application is currently under revision. Floodplain application fee is $250.00.
Once a permit has been issued and construction has been completed, a certification of elevation is required. A Registered Professional Engineer or Registered Surveyor must certify the elevations of a structure and certify that the development is adequately flood proofed. See also FEMA Forms.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published maps designating Flood Plains, Floodways, and insurance rate zones for the National Floodplain Insurance Program. See the FEMA floodplain insurance program for details.
If you are interested in determining if a property is within a flood zone, the Delta County Interactive Map has a FEMA Floodplain Map Layer that can added to the base map by clicking on the LEGEND folder and scrolling to the “FEMA Flood Hazard areas." You may also come to the office of the Delta County Environmental Health Division in order to research and view the FEMA maps and make a flood zone determination. Maps may also be ordered by contacting the FEMA Maps Center.