Announcements Early June

North Lake SWA is also known as Monument Lake. Division of Wildlife. Michael Seraphin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Photo taken: 6/2/2012

North Lake SWA is also known as Monument Lake. Division of Wildlife. Michael Seraphin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Photo taken: 6/2/2012

State Revolving Fund Annual Eligibility Survey. The annual eligibility survey process has been moved online to the new, Colorado Environmental Online Services (CEOS) system. Colorado’s State Revolving Fund drinking water and wastewater programs provide affordable financial assistance for water and sewer infrastructure construction projects throughout the State of Colorado. Eligibility to secure this funding begins with the annual eligibility survey. Surveys open June 1st, close June 30th. For more information, click HERE

MEETING NOTICE: Colorado Water Quality Forum 10-year water quality roadmap Workgroup involvement opportunity. The mission of the workgroup is to achieve solutions to Colorado water quality issues through communication and understanding, balancing use, and protection of the resource. Water Quality Members and Participants: The 10-year water quality roadmap is their plan to develop or revise water quality standards from 2017 to 2027. They'll hold quarterly workgroup meetings to discuss progress and encourage participation. Learn more about all the topics involved on the roadmap webpage, ROAD WEBPAGE.

  • Meeting 1: Completed
  • Meeting two: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 (1-4 p.m.)
  • Meeting three: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 (1-4 p.m.)
  • Meeting four: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 (1-4 p.m.)

Anyone can participate! If you would like to receive future emails about the workgroup, use this online sign-up form to join the mailing list so they can stay in touch.

Pros and cons: Understanding the trade-offs of alternative water supplies. More water utilities than ever are looking at diversifying their water supply portfolios using “alternative supply strategies,” such as onsite reuse, wastewater reuse, seawater/brackish groundwater desalination, and conservation to meet future demands. But what is there to better understand and hopefully anticipate before implementing a given approach? We need your input! The Water Research Foundation is conducting a study to help utilities identify the trade-offs (benefits and risks) of incorporating alternative water supplies into their water supply portfolios for greater reliability. Please take this brief, confidential survey by June 17.

Now Accepting Applications for Assistance Supporting Community-Led Conservation and Recreation Projects. Have an idea for a park, trail, or conservation project in your community? The National Park Service works with local leaders to build partnerships, develop plans, and expand community support for outdoor recreation and conservation projects. Can they help your community? Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) staff can work with you to organize and carry out a planning process that engages partners and the broader community in crafting a well-defined project vision, goals, and actionable strategies for getting things done on the ground. Their assistance is free, but they require a strong commitment from the project partners to lead the effort. They do not provide grants or direct financial support. Applications are due by June 30, 2018 for assistance beginning the following fiscal year (October 1 through September 30). Please review the application process and guidelines on their website. Additional information on the services they provide and how to apply is covered in this recorded webinar.  

AUGUST 6th, 2018: Reclaimed Water - Regulation 84 Hearing Hosted by Colorado Water Quality Control Division. A public hearing is being held to review proposed regulatory changes to Reclaimed Water Control Regulation 84. For more details about other WQCC Rule-making Proceeding, click HERE.