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Environmental Health Services

The Environmental Health Division is concerned with controlling environmental conditions, both natural and man-made, to protect human health and well-being.

As an arm of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, we accomplish our mission through science-based risk assessment, policy development, monitoring and inspections, consultation, education, and enforcement of regulations designed to protect the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the places where we live, play, and work. While protecting human health is our primary mission, we also act in concert with many other agencies, programs, and organizations whose work helps to protect and enhance environmental quality.

Program Information

Air Quality
To improve outdoor air quality to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment

Food Safety and Sanitation
To protect the public's health by preventing food-borne illness, by assuring that foods sold and served to the public are wholesome and free from contamination or spoilage, and by promoting food service establishments' compliance with state laws and regulations.

Restaurant Inspection Database - Here you can view inspection reports for restaurants, fast food operations, delis, markets, cafeterias, convenience stores and other types of food establishments inspected by the Health Department.

Environmental Planning
To insure that public health issues are adequately considered in land use planning decisions.

Animal and Insect-borne Disease Monitoring (also known as zoonotic diseases)
To control the spread of illnesses transmitted by animals and insects through disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, community education, maintaining rabies vaccination records, and other control measures.

Day Care and Institutional Sanitation and Safety
To insure that institutional facilities comply with health and safety regulations to prevent transmission of communicable diseases and to ensure a safe physical environment.

Water Quality
To protect surface and groundwater from contamination and to control water-borne diseases, transmission by regulating, inspecting, and monitoring public water supplies and both public and private sewage disposal systems.

Septic Systems
To protect the public's health and the environment by preventing the contamination of ground and surface waters through inspections, monitoring ,and consultation on septic systems and by issuing permits for the proper construction and installation of septic systems.

Solid and Hazardous Waste
To prevent adverse health impacts and environmental degradation associated with the storage, disposal and accidental spills of hazardous or non-hazardous materials.

Preventing the Spread of Influenza in School Settings

Other Programs
Communicable Disease

Contact Information

Department Head:
Jerry Blehm
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