Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

May 16, 2013--Hickenlooper directs Colorado agencies to create water plan (Denver Business Journal)

The state will start work on a new "Colorado Water Plan" to figure out how to secure enough water supplies across the state to meet urban and rural demands, according to an executive order from Gov. John Hickenlooper. The governor on Wednesday directed the Colorado Water Conservation Board to start work on the draft plan.


January 24, 2013--Septic system rules may go in the tank (Durango Herald)

The state is going to scrap current regulations governing septic tanks/leach field systems and start anew, San Juan Basin Health Department board members were told Thursday. Greg Brand, the department’s newly hired director of environmental health, characterized the changes as sweeping.


June 14, 2012--District court in Colorado nixes state license for proposed Pinon Ridge uranium mill (Summit Voice)

Communities and conservation groups in southwestern Colorado won a huge court victory this week, as a Denver District Court judge invalidated a state license for the proposed  Piñon Ridge uranium mill. Judge John N.


February 7, 2010--Telluride group files legal challenge to Energy Fuels mill water (Montrose Daily Planet)

A Telluride conservation nonprofit filed a legal challenge on January 26 in Montrose District Court to the proposed Energy Fuels (EF) Pinon Ridge yellowcake uranium mill, based on their belief that EF cannot prove they have the capacity to exploit and utilize water beneficially, and that they cannot avoid polluted water discharges from the mill.

November 19, 2009--Many Colorado water waivers revoked after taint (Denver Post)

Colorado has revoked waivers from as many as 72 public drinking-water systems and is now requiring chlorine treatment of most public supplies as part of the response to a salmonella-poisoning epidemic that ravaged Alamosa last year.


August 11, 2009--Water woes continue for Zinno residents (Pueblo Chieftain)

Residents of the Zinno subdivision will have to wait at least two more days before they'll have water from their own system flowing through their taps again.

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