Why is this measure important?

To minimize groundwater contamination. Higher likelihood that an un-permitted system isn’t functioning as well as a permitted system.

Strategic Plan Goal

Community Health


Business Strategy

Increased Effectiveness

Action Steps

  1. Identify unpermitted system locations list
  2. Attempt to contact owner three times (if needed)
  3. Permit, deferment, or refer to legal

FY21 Target


# of Compliant Permits

FY22 Target


# of Compliant Permits

by #174477

Tracking spreadsheet - for stat, contacts, and resolution of permit

by #174477

Count number of permits brought into compliance

Additional Information

Consists of combined unpermitted system campaign, evaluation of aging systems, and resolution of permit compliance found during building and zoning permit review.  Does not include response/action to complaints unless permit actions are required.

 Bernalillo county is the only entity in the state who are working on campaigns to clean up Unpermitted Septic Systems and Evaluation of Aging Systems.

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