State provides $575,000 in grants to improve water quality

Meghan Trubee, Community Relations Liaison | 303-692-6351 |
DENVER – This year, seven entities across the state will receive more than $575,000 in grant funds for projects aimed to improve water quality. Projects must be focused in one of three areas: stormwater management training, projects that improve water quality where there’s been a violation, and the planning and/or construction of stormwater or wastewater improvement projects. Government agencies, publicly owned and nonprofit water systems, watershed groups, stormwater program administrators, training providers, and private landowners were eligible to apply.
The grants are an important assistance tool for communities working to improve water quality in their area. Small and economically  challenged communities are given priority for the funds.
Colorado Water Quality Improvement Fund Projects (Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018)
Stormwater management training
Associated General Contractors of Colorado
Colorado State University / Stormwater Center
Projects to improve water quality in the community or a water body
affected by a water quality violation
City of Steamboat Springs, Stormwater
Routt County
Projects to plan, design, construct or repair stormwater projects and/or
domestic wastewater treatment facilities
Academy Water and Sanitation District
El Paso County
Hot Sulphur Springs
Grand County
Town of La Veta
Huerfano County
Town of Manzanola
Otero County
Town of Paonia
Delta County
Funds for these projects come from penalties collected for water quality violations (Section 25-8-608, C.R.S., of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act and HB 11-1026). This list is subject to change based on contract negotiations.