Water Quality Fee Setting Rule

Sunrise over Horsetooth Reservoir

The Water Quality Control Division is responsible for ensuring that Colorado's drinking water is safe and the state’s rivers, lakes, and groundwater are protected. The division is mainly supported by federal funds, cash fees, and General Funds. The fees are set in statute, and federal funding has remained flat through the years making it difficult to achieve long-term fiscal sustainability and provide a higher level of customer service. The Water Quality Fee-Setting by Rule proposal removes clean water and drinking water fees from statute and instead directs the Water Quality Control Commission to set fees in regulation. The division has hosted over 40 one-one-meetings with stakeholders and so far has hosted one large stakeholder meeting with over 150 registrants.

You can access documents and meeting materials using the buttons below. 

How to get involved

Engagement overview

Stakeholder engagement will occur in spring 2023. Sign up for email notifications to be contacted about engagement opportunities. 

The next meeting will be Monday, April 17, 2023, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Please register to attend


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