County to present updates to septic system regulations

JACKSON, Wyo. — The County has proposed changes to current small wastewater facility regulations or septic systems, and is inviting the public to learn more about the draft regulations before the 60-day public comment period ends.

Teton County Engineering staff will present information on proposed changes to the regulations during a virtual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Staff will give a brief presentation followed by an opportunity for a question-and-answer session.

County staff has compiled updated regulations that are in alignment with the relevant Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) rules and include an increase in water quality protection in several meaningful ways. The updates include additional requirements on property owners that build new, small wastewater facilities that aim to achieve a higher level of environmental protection.

Highlights of the draft revisions can be found here. The proposed draft regulations can be found here

Wyoming DEQ released an updated and restructured set of state-wide small wastewater facility rules in 2016. The Delegation Agreement between Teton County and the Wyoming DEQ requires that Teton County maintain permit regulations and design and construction standards that are at least as stringent as the equivalent State standards. The last update to small wastewater facility regulations occurred in 2010.

Public comment on the proposed regulations opened on Oct. 13 and will close on Dec. 20. Following the public comment period, draft regulations will go before the Teton County Board of County Commissioners for consideration of approval at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

To provide public comment on the matter, please e-mail Teton County Environmental Permitting Engineer Ted VanHolland at tvanholland@tetoncountywy.gov or to PO Box 3594, Jackson, Wyoming 83001.

Meeting log-in information: Microsoft Teams meeting, Click here to join the meeting.

Or call in (audio only): +1 307-314-3198,,733171863# United States, Laramie

Phone Conference ID: 733 171 863#

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