Drinking Water

Public Drinking Water 

Safe clean drinking water is one of the foundation stones for a healthy community. Large community and small non-community systems serving such places as towns, drinking water systems, pipelines, summer camps, restaurants, campgrounds, and motels in Delta County are inspected and regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Water Quality Control Division Drinking Water Program.  If you have concerns, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

If you are interested in learning more about getting a permit for a new well, contact the Colorado Division of Water Resources.

For more information, visit the Environmental Protection Agency Colorado Drinking Water web page.

Private Drinking Water

The Environmental Health Department does not regulate the water quality for private water wells (they are not included in the Safe Drinking Water Act).  Only those that meet the definition of a Public Water System are regulated.  You can order water tests through the State Department of Public Health and Environment:

Treatment Systems

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 Health Department to sample your water for bacteriological contamination.  Samples will be sent to the Grand Junction Regional Laboratory for testing.

Western Slope Laboratories Certified to Test Drinking Water
Enviro-Chem Analytical, 685 West Gunnison Avenue, Suite 108, Grand Junction, CO, 970-242-6154

City of Gunnison Wastewater Treatment Plant
County Road 32, Gunnison, CO, 970-641-8042

Mesa County Health Department Regional Laboratory
510 29.5 Road, Grand Junction, CO, 970-248-6999