Mountain Living Checklist (from Jefferson County)
Note: Although the Jeffco site was created for and is specific to Jefferson County, the general information is
helpful those moving to mountain communities in Clear Creek County.
Septic Tank Pumping

• Septic Tanks need to be pumped on average about once every two years.
Here is a schedule for the size of your tank and the number of people who live with you.
• Septic tank pumping companies can be located in the Yellow pages as well as on NextDoor.
• Failure to pump your septic tank can cause damage to your system which can be expensive to correct

Water Information
    Guide To Colorado Well Permits, Water Rights & Water Administration
        How to get a copy of your water well permit and adjudicate your well
        link to Colorado Division of Water Resources Ground Water Information and Well Permitting
        Water Smarts: A Homeowner’s Guide to Mountain Groundwater
Living at High Altitude
  • High Altitude Cooking Tips
  • HIgh Altitude Cooking Tips From New Mexico State University
  • High Altitude Cooking High Altitude: Acclimatization and Illnesses
Trees & Plantts
  • Mountain Pine Beetle (CSU)
  • IPS Beetle (CSU)
  • 2013 Colorado Noxious Weeds
  • Weed Management (CSU)
  • Gardening on Floyd Hill