Environmental Health

Mountain View
Environmental health and protection refers to protection against environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality, whether in the natural or man-made environment. Montrose county environmental health provides services to Montrose County, Colorado.


Private well water quality is not regulated, so providing safe drinking water from a private well is the responsibility of the well owner. Here are two helpful resources:


These publications address the following topics:
  • Groundwater quality and potential contaminants
  • Naturally occurring sources of pollution
  • Installing a new well
  • Well location and setbacks
  • How to protect your ground water supply
  • Well construction and maintenance
  • Abandoned wells
  • Water testing
  • Interpreting your water test result
  • FAQs about well water quality


Following are western slope laboratories certified to test drinking water:

Enviro-Chem Analytical
685 West Gunnison Avenue
Suite 108
Grand Junction, CO
970-242-6154

City of Gunnison Wastewater Treatment Plant
524 County Road 32
Gunnison, CO
970-641-8042

Mesa County Health Department Regional Laboratory
510 29.5 Road
Grand Junction, CO
970-248-6999