2013 Colorado legislation: Governor Hickenlooper signs HB13-1044 (Authorize Graywater Use) #COleg

From the Northern Colorado Business Report (Steve Lynn): Rep. Randy Fischer, D-Fort Collins, and Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, introduced House Bill 1044. Hickenlooper signed the bill at Colorado State University on Wednesday. The bill directs the Colorado Water Control Commission to create statewide standards for gray water systems. It defines graywater as water coming … Continue reading 2013 Colorado legislation: Governor Hickenlooper signs HB13-1044 (Authorize Graywater Use) #COleg

2013 Colorado legislation: Governor Hickenlooper signs HB13-1044 (Authorize Graywater Use) #COleg

From email from Governor Hickenlooper’s office: Gov. John Hickenlooper signed 12 bills into law today and yesterday… HB13-1044, Authorize Graywater Use, Fischer/Schwartz, Concerning the authorization of the use of graywater. More HB13-1044 coverage here. More 2013 Colorado legislation coverage here.

HB13-1044 (Authorize Graywater Use) passes the state house, now on to the state senate

From email from State Representative Randy Fisher: I’m pleased to announce that one of my top priority bills for the 2013 legislative session, HB-1044, was passed in the House on third reading on April 5. If the bill becomes law, it will authorize the use of graywater recycling in Colorado and will provide Coloradans with … Continue reading HB13-1044 (Authorize Graywater Use) passes the state house, now on to the state senate

2013 Colorado legislation (HB13-1044): Consumptive use challenge on the horizon if the bill passes?

From the Fort Collins Coloradoan (Patrick Malone): Sometime in the next three to five weeks, with the flip of a single valve, toilet tanks in the residence hall will fill with recycled water, a testament to [researchers Larry] Roesner and [Sybil] Sharvelle’s work. “We are very anxious for that first flush,” Roesner said. “We are … Continue reading 2013 Colorado legislation (HB13-1044): Consumptive use challenge on the horizon if the bill passes?

[Graywater] Water-saving rule, passed with high hopes, goes nowhere — @WaterEdCO

From Water Education Colorado (Jerd Smith): More than three years after state health officials okayed the use of so-called graywater in homes and businesses [HB13-1044 (Authorize Graywater Use)], the public has shown no interest in using it, a fact that has baffled water conservation advocates and government officials. “Unfortunately it’s had very little impact,” said … Continue reading [Graywater] Water-saving rule, passed with high hopes, goes nowhere — @WaterEdCO

2013 Colorado legislation: Northern Water hopes to push graywater reclamation bill this session #COleg

From the Northern Colorado Business Report (Steve Lynn): Colorado water law allows just one use of water before it goes down the drain, through a wastewater treatment plant and back into the river for others to use. There are exemptions, however. For instance, Denver International Airport is allowed to use graywater from its sinks for … Continue reading 2013 Colorado legislation: Northern Water hopes to push graywater reclamation bill this session #COleg