CPOW 2016 Annual Education Conference

The 2016 Annual Education Conference will be held January 21-22, 2016 in Lakewood CO.

If you have a subject that you would like to present at the conference please email an abstract to cpow@cpow.net by September 1, 2015.

Regulation 43 Revision Stakeholder Process 

The date and location of the kick-off meeting for the revisions to Regulation 43 has been set.

Time and Date: 1:00 pm, August 27, 2015

Location: Florence Sabin Room at the Tri-County Health Dept., 6162 S. Willow Drive, Greenwood Village, CO.

Scope of regulation revision: The intent is to keep the scope of this revision somewhat narrow. It will mostly focus on addressing items that may appear to be in conflict, and will provide additional clarification for sections that may not afford a clear direction. However there are a few specific items that will require a larger scale modification. These items will be clearly identified during this initial meeting. The intent of all revisions to Regulation 43, as directed by the Water Quality Control Commission, will be to continue the focus on wastewater “treatment” over disposal and to stay the course to bring the Colorado OWTS regulations in line with accepted industry standards.

Meeting overview: The purpose of this initial meeting will be to provide information to interested parties on how the revision process will evolve as well as a projected time frame. We will also provide information on how to become a stakeholder as well as to how all information relative to the revision process will be disseminated. Although we will highlight the main topics of the proposed revision and define a few of the major stakeholder sub-groups, we are not planning to get too deep into the weeds on any one specific issue during this initial meeting. At the end of the Division’s presentation there will be time set aside for individuals to provide feedback and to provide suggestions for possible revision topics.

Note that a specific meeting agenda along with conference call access numbers and possibly a webcast link will be provided roughly one week prior to the meeting via separate e-blast.

CPOW encourages all our members to participate in the stakeholder process. If you would like to send CPOW your concerns or requests for the upcoming stakeholder process please email cpow@cpow.net with your concern and proposed solution. The board will review all emails sent before our August 5, 2015 board meeting. CPOW would like to present topics that are a concern to our membership at the August 27, 2015 stakeholder meeting.

Septic tanks must be approved for use in CO by CDPHE

Effective September 1, 2015, septic tanks not accepted by the Division may not be installed or approved as a component of an OWTS in Colorado. The list of accepted septic tanks is available on the Division’s website at:


Click here for the CDPHE letter to public health agencies.

CPOW Educational Opportunities

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Remember to register online.

Soil Training, August 13-14, 2015, Glenwood Springs, CO

NAWT Installer Training, October 1-2, 2015, Commerce City, CO

Soils Training, tentatively, October 22-23, 2015, Greeley, CO 

NAWT Inspector Class, November 12-13, 2015, Location to be determined.

CPOW Annual Education Conference, January 21-22, 2016, Lakewood, CO

Please contact cpow@cpow.net if you are interested in additional classes.