County Commissioners Change Septic System Regulations
The Gunnison County Commissioners change septic system regulations in an unanimous vote at the June 19th board meeting. The new regulations go into effect starting in June of 2019. Under these new regulations property owners of buildings with septic systems in unincorporated Gunnison County will have to have an inspection performed, showing that the system is functioning as designed, prior to the transfer of title of the property. These inspections will be valid for two years allowing time for title transfers.
Currently properties with septic systems in the Crested Butte watershed are required to have inspections every two years so this change in regulations will not be as big of an impact for those owners.
“This regulation is designed to locate failing septic systems in our county which currently are not subject to inspection requirements unless they are in a special area like the Crested Butte Watershed district, for example,” explains Gunnison County building and environmental health official Crystal Lambert. “Essentially, this is a way to protect the health and safety of citizens by keeping our septic systems in good working order and protecting our ground and surface waters.”
Starting in 2020, The county is also requiring currently licensed septic professionals to enroll in certified education courses in order to have their licenses renewed.
For more information on the new regulations going into effect next June, read more here: County Commissioners Change Septic System Regulations
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