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OF SPECIAL NOTE
get on the email distribution list for application deadline
updates related to the following annual programs:
• Water and energy efficiency grants
• Small-scale water efficiency projects
• Water marketing
• Drought response
• Cooperative Watershed Management
Matt Stearns from the Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment (CDPHE) Grants and Loans Program
provided an overview of state funding available to small utilities.
Various agencies, including CDPHE, Colorado Department
of Local Affairs, Colorado Water Conservation Board, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, National Water Resources
Association, and Rural Community Assistance Corporation,
provide grant funding. For case-specific questions, contact
Stearns (email@example.com) or Paul Young (paul.
firstname.lastname@example.org). To be eligible for CDPHE funding, get on
the CDPHE’s list by June 2019!
Brian Woods, District Manager for Clifton Sanitation District,
shared many of his practical lessons learned on successful
grant application writing. His most important take away—
everybody can and should try their hand at grant writing.
You will get better and more experienced each time.
Regulatory opportunities: Yeah, you read that right!
CDPHE’s strong representation at the workshop was high
appreciated by all participants and triggered an important
in-person information exchange on:
• CDPHE’s 10-year regulatory roadmap
• Compliance schedules
• Use attainability analysis
• Temporary modifications
• Discharger specific variances
• Alternatives analysis for antidegradation
• Water reuse regulatory options and future opportunities
• New operator training requirements under Regulation 100
Good news: The Colorado Water and Power Authority has
earmarked funding for CDPHE over the next two years to
help utilities assess their qualifications under these regulatory
compliance programs. Thank you to Amy Zimmerman, Barbara
Bennet, Brandi Honeycutt, and David Kurtz for their time and
The workshop in Grand Junction was made possible by local
member supporting of the IWT Committee in planning and
the logistics of the event. If other Rocky Mountain areas are
interested in hosting similar workshops in 2019 or 2020,
contact IWT Committee Co-Chair Tanja Rauch-Williams
Leanne Miller, P.E., is a Project Manager with JVA
Inc. based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She served
as the IWT Committee Leader for the Small Systems
Workshop and is interested in aiding utilities
throughout the region as they explore opportunities
for process improvements and innovation within their organization.
Tanja Rauch-Williams, Ph.D., P.E., is Principal
Technologist with Carollo Engineers in Broomfield,