Reclaimed Water Work Group
Webpage last updated on 12/6/2017
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 indoor mariguana cultivation.
The informal Regulation 84 stakeholder meetings are complete and there are no more meetings scheduled. The formal Water Quality Control Commission process will begin in spring of 2018. To view a rough timeline for the Commission process, please refer to the Regulation 84 Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities and Timeline document on this website. Denver Water's draft Reg 84 Regulatory Proposal Meeting Workbook can be downloaded under the Previous Meetings tab under November 2017. If you have any questions, you may contact Damian Higham at Denver Water or Brandi Honeycutt with the Water Quality Control Division. Contact information may be found under the Work Group Officials tab.
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 indoor marijuana cultivation.
Previous Stakeholder Meeting Documents
Please visit the Previous Meetings tab for recent and historical documents and meeting materials regarding Regulation 84.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.
Reg 84 Regulatory Proposal Meeting Workbook - November 15
Regulation 84 Reclaimed Water Stakeholder Meeting - November 15
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