Gilpin County Historic Courthouse front porch/entrance will be closed May 16 to June 17. Signs will redirect visitors.

 
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Environmental Health and Water Testing

Environmental Health is the branch of Public Health that seeks to enhance human wellbeing by monitoring and improving environmental conditions. Services provided through Environmental Health aim to promote quality management of natural resources including air, water, and soil, and to maintain the health of the communities that use them.

Environmental Health is the branch of Public Health that seeks to enhance human wellbeing by monitoring and improving environmental conditions. Services provided through Environmental Health aim to promote quality management of natural resources including air, water, and soil, and to maintain the health of the communities that use them.

Water Testing:

Gilpin County Public Health has a water quality lab certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It is recommended that all private wells be tested by the owner every year for bacteria, which is the most common cause of well contamination. We can test your well water for total coliform bacteria and E.coli for a $30.00 fee. (cash or check only).

To Have Your Well Water Tested:
  1. Come to our office and pick up a sample bottle and instructions; please follow the instructions carefully.
    We cannot accept samples that are over or under the fill line.
  2. Drop off the sample within 24 hours of collecting it at our office with your payment
  3. NOTE: Samples are only accepted Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 PM. Results will be emailed to you within 48 hours.

     

Prescribed Burns:

Prescribed burns are an important tool for maintaining and restoring the ecological health of our forests. These burns are conducted by experts at the US Forest Service under specific weather conditions and are closely monitored and maintained to ensure the safety of nearby lands.


There are a variety of resources available if you would like to stay up-to date on controlled burns in Gilpin County or if you would like to learn more.


Sign up for email news, alerts, and updates from the US Forest Service 
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Current Burn Activity 
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest GIS Prescribed Burn Map
Pile Burn FAQ
Air Quality Map through PurpleAir
USFS Air Now Air Quality Map 
Wood Smoke and Health 
 

Main Office Phone:           303-582-5803

Email: Marie Larson, Community Health Specialist

Address
15193 Hwy. 119
Black Hawk, CO 80422
Located in the new Human Services Building across the street from the County Transfer Station (dump).

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Water Samples
Water samples are accepted Monday through Wednesday 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Samples will not be run the day before State holidays. Water samples must be tested within 24 hours of collection.