Water Quality Department

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Mission Statement

“Our mission is to provide efficient, effective, and reliable water and wastewater programs, while meeting or exceeding state and federal environmental quality regulations. We are committed to the protection of public health and safety, with respect to the natural environment, while reaffirming all people’s right to safe drinking water.”


The Water Quality Department works hand in hand with the Archuleta County Public Health Department to ensure the the health and safety of residents by providing testing, monitoring and solutions, in both public and private waters. Working with a variety of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, known as (OWTS), as well as pools, spas and area hot springs, the Department's knowledgeable staff are here to help and educate the public.