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Fair Resources and Checklists

Animal Bites & Bat Exposures

  • Report within 24 hours to Mesa County Animal Services at (970) 242-4646.
  • Use the Animal Bite Report Form to gather information.
  • Bite victim should seek medical evaluation.

Backflow Incident

  • Report within 24 hours to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) at 1-877-518-5608 and MCPH at (970) 254-4120.
  • Take potable water distribution system downstream of break off line until repairs are complete.
  • After repair, flush the distribution system completely, hydrant by hydrant.
  • Check chlorination level at the farthest distribution point.

Click here to learn more about backflow plans.

Environmental Contamination

  • Report within 24 hours to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 1-877-518-5608 and MCPH at (970) 254-4120.
  • Appropriate responder will advise on next steps.

Flies & Mosquitoes

  • Contact appropriate pest control business/agency.
  • Consult with MCPH as needed.

Sewer Overflow

  • Report within 24 hours to Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) at 1-877-518-5608 and MCPH at (970) 254-4120.
  • Close affected restrooms and other facilities.
  • Keep animals and people out of contaminated areas.
  • Clean up and disinfect contaminated areas before allowing people and animals on the grounds.

Click here for information on spill guidance.

Click here for information on sanitary sewer clean up.

Sick Animal

  • Remove animal from display pen.
  • Have veterinarian evaluate the animal and recommend treatment.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Inform MCPH if veterinarian thinks humans could get sick from contact with the animal by calling (970) 254-4120.

Sick Food Handler

  • Report to Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) at 970-254-4120.
  • Remove sick employee or volunteer to reduce transmission risk.

Waterline Break or Pressure Loss

  • Call Ute Water Conservancy District at (970) 242-7491.
  • Report within 24 hours to Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) at 1-877-518-5608 and MCPH at (970) 254-4120.
  • Take potable water distribution system downstream of break off line until repairs are complete.
  • After repair, flush the distribution system completely, hydrant by hydrant.
  • Check chlorination level at the farthest distribution point.

Click here to learn more about drinking water emergencies or incidents.