Beginning Jan. 1, most on-site wastewater treatment systems in La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties involved in a transfer of title will need to be inspected by a certified inspector to identify malfunctions and confirm system configuration.
The inspection reports must be submitted to San Juan Basin Public Health.
Transfer of title inspections will be done by certified third-party inspectors. Inspectors can be found at nawt.org/search. The health department will also provide an unofficial list of local inspectors.
Malfunctioning septic systems are a serious risk to drinking water and surface water quality. Transfer of title inspections provide a route to discover and repair failing and inadequate systems before they can make people sick.
More information can be found at sjbpublichealth.org/septic.