Environmental Health specialists conduct routine inspections, complaint investigations, and training related to retail food service, schools, and child care facilities. Staff specialists also issue permits and conduct inspections for on-site wastewater treatment systems and provide lab services for testing well water supplies. Routt County operates air quality monitoring equipment to track air quality conditions.
Other important program activities include the operation and administration of community wastewater facilities in Milner and community water supply and wastewater treatment facilities in Phippsburg. Staff plays an active role in providing recycling opportunities in cooperation with Yampa Valley Recycles and work with other community nonprofit organizations such as the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to promote sustainable practices in the Yampa Valley.
In November 2016, the Routt County Board of Commissioners voted to modify the regulations that govern secondary dwelling units on property in unincorporated Routt County. In order to improve clarity with planning and development, the County has developed a quick reference guide that can accessed by clicking here.