State provides $730,000 in grants to improve water quality

Meghan Trubee, Community Relations Liaison | 303-692-6351 |
DENVER – Eight entities across the state have been awarded $730,000 in grant funds for projects aimed to improve water quality.
Government agencies, publicly owned and nonprofit water systems, watershed groups, stormwater program administrators, training providers and private landowners were eligible to apply. Eligible projects had to meet the following criteria:
  1. Stormwater management training
  2. Projects that improve water quality and address a water quality violation.
  3. Planning and/or construction of stormwater or wastewater improvement projects.

The grants help communities working to improve their water quality Small and economically- challenged communities were given priority for the funds.
Colorado Water Quality Improvement Fund Projects (Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019)
Stormwater management training
County                             City/Town/Entity                                                                     Amount
Statewide                         Associated General Contractors of Colorado                              $50,000
Statewide                         Colorado State University/Stormwater Center                           $50,000
Projects to improve water quality in the community
or a water body affected by a water quality violation
County                             Entity                                                                                       Amount
Routt County                    City of Steamboat Springs                                                         $90,000
Projects to plan, design, construct or repair
stormwater projects and/or domestic wastewater treatment facilities
County                             Entity                                                                                       Amount
Yuma County                    City of Yuma                                                                           $100,000
Mesa County                     Clifton Sanitation District                                                         $97,839
Otero County                    Town of Manzanola                                                                   $72,161
El Paso County                  Town of Ramah                                                                       $135,000
Baca County                     Town of Vilas                                                                          $135,000
TOTAL                                                                                                                            $730,000
Funds for these projects come from penalties collected violations of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act and HB 11-1026. This list is subject to change based on contract negotiations.