Water quality reclaimed water (reuse) permits

The reclaimed water program is designed to promote the use of reclaimed water in Colorado. It includes requirements for reclaimed water to meet minimal standards, and for treaters and users of reclaimed water to employ best management practices and oversee its use.


Please use the Clean Water Permit Application submission form to submit applications to the division.

For guidance on this form and the submission process please refer to the guidance document.

Treater Applications and Authorizations

Guidance for becoming an authorized reclaimed water treatment facility

Step-by-step guidance is available for new and existing facilities applying to treat and distribute reclaimed water (also applies to discharging wastewater treatment facilities switching to reclaimed water treatment and use).

Water Quality Planning Targets (WQPT’s) Application and Engineering Review

Prior to completing a Treater Application, a Reclaimed Water Quality Planning Target Application must be completed and submitted to the division. Instructions to email the WQPT Application are on page one of the application.

Treater Applications

Complete one of the following Treater Applications to treat and distribute reclaimed water. The Site Approval letter will indicate if the treatment system is a localized or centralized system.

User Applications and Authorizations

Complete the applicable User Application and Site Management Plan (UASMP) to use reclaimed water. Questions regarding the UASMP should be directed to the authorized Treater that will supply the User with reclaimed water.

Other reclaimed water applications

Submit the appropriate application below for changes made per Regulation 84.6(E)(7) for Treaters, and 84.9(E)(5) for Users. Do not complete a new UASMP  form for changing a contact, modifying or terminating a Treater or User Authorization.

Do not complete a new User Plan to Comply form for the following reasons:

Annual Report

Annual report for use of reclaimed water

Policies and Guidelines

Reclaimed Water External Resources

Brandi Honeycutt, Permits Section



Liz Lemonds, Compliance Unit