Reclaimed Water Work Group
Webpage last updated on 10/6/2017
The Reclaimed Water Workgroup provides input regarding the proposed new uses for Regulation 84:
Denver Water is no longer pursuing the use of recycled water for livestock wash down and impoundments. Denver Water has also narrowed its proposed use of recycled water for irrigation of edible crops to irrigation of cannabis grow operations.
Reclaimed Water Control Regulation 84 establishes requirements, prohibitions, standards and concentration limits for the use of reclaimed water that protect public health and the environment while also encouraging its’ use of reclaimed water.
Currently, there are multiple, official uses for reclaimed water including: landscape irrigation, industrial, commercial, fire protection and non-food crop agricultural irrigation. Denver Water, a large water utility authorized to treat reclaimed water, is proposing two new uses: toilet and urinal flushing and cannabis cultivation.
Upcoming Stakeholder Meeting Information
Stakeholder Meeting: Denver Water’s Draft Proposal for Adding New Uses to Reclaimed Water Regulation 84
Please visit the Previous Meetings tab for recent and historical documents and meeting materials regarding Regulation 84.
Relevant Documents for Stakeholder Process
Information for Stakeholders
Denver Water is officially proposing to add new uses to the existing regulation. As the proponent (the official term used in the Water Quality Control Commission rulemaking process), they are responsible for several items:
The division is responsible for:
During the informal stakeholder process, no final decisions are made and all documentation regarding the proposed regulatory changes remain in draft form.
The formal Water Quality Control Commission process will begin in spring of 2018 (dates are outlined in the overview of potential commission process document). During this time, any person or entity wishing to provide input and participate in the rulemaking hearing must submit what is called a party status request to the commission office. People and entities with party status are then able to respond to the proponent’s pre-hearing statement (the proposal by the proponent (Denver Water), speak in front of the commission during the hearing and also must attend the pre-hearing conference. Public input without party status is also permitted, but depending on the number of parties and amount of evidence to be presented, the time to speak in front of the commission may be limited. The commission is the final decision maker on the proposed new uses.
WQCD Overview of Potential Commission Process.pdf - September 27
CDPHE Meeting Presentation.pdf - April 5
CDPHE Meeting Notes.pdf - April 5
Denver Water Presentation.pdf - April 5
Denver Urban Gardens Presentation.pdf - April 5
WQCD Summary of Recommended Changes.pdf - April 5
CDPHE Reclaimed Water Meeting Handout.pdf - January 6
CDPHE Meeting Presentation.pdf - January 6
CDPHE Meeting Sign In Sheets.pdf - January 6
Water Quality Control Commission Website - January 6