County to present updates to septic system regulations – Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo – The county has proposed changes to its current small sewer or wastewater treatment plant regulations and invites the public to learn more about the draft regulation before the 60-day public comment period expires.

Teton County Engineering staff will share information on proposed changes to the regulations during a virtual session scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th at 6:00 pm. Staff will give a short presentation followed by an opportunity for a question-and-answer session.

The county’s staff have put together updated regulations that are in line with applicable Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulations and include improving water quality protection in a number of ways. The updates include additional requirements for property owners who build new small wastewater treatment plants to achieve a higher level of environmental protection.

You can find highlights of the draft revisions here. The proposed draft regulations can be found here

Wyoming DEQ published an updated and restructured set of statewide rules for small sewage systems in 2016. The Delegation Agreement between Teton County and the Wyoming DEQ requires that Teton County adhere to licensing regulations and design and construction standards that are at least as stringent as their equivalent state standards. The last update of the regulations for small wastewater treatment plants took place in 2010.

Public commentary on the proposed regulations opened on October 13th and will close on December 20th. After the public comment period, the draft ordinances will be submitted to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners for consideration at its regular Tuesday, December meeting. 21.

To comment publicly on this matter, please email Teton County’s Environmental Licensing Engineer Ted VanHolland at [email protected] or PO Box 3594, Jackson, Wyoming 83001.

Meeting credentials: Microsoft Teams meeting, click here to join the meeting.

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

Conference call ID: 733 171 863 #

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Lindsay Vallen is a community news reporter who covers a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife and amplifying the voices of the community. Originally from the East Coast, Lindsay has been based in Wilson, Wyoming, since 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking and solving the Jackson Hole Daily crossword puzzles.

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