Environmental Health

SJBPH’s Environmental Health (EH) team protects the health of the public and the environment. In Archuleta, La Plata, and San Juan Counties, EH:

  • licenses and inspects retail food vendors to prevent the spread of food-borne illness
  • inspects child care facilities to ensure healthy surroundings for our youngsters
  • regulates, permits and inspects septic systems to protect water quality in our rivers and aquifers
  • monitors water quality in the Animas River watershed to keep the public safe
  • operates a laboratory offering drinking water and wastewater testing for bacteria

Information on our programs and on several other environmental health concerns can be found in the tabs below.


Environmental Health Services


EH Main Line | 970 335 2052

Need an appointment with an Environmental Health Specialist?

Same- or next-day appointments are available.

Do you have an environmental health concern?

Submit an environmental community health concern.

The Numbers

wastewater microbiology tests performed last year