Water Quality Control Commission

January 29, 2013--House panel OKs graywater measure (Durango Herald)

Colorado could save enough water for 170,000 new suburban families if all new construction included systems to recycle bath and laundry water, a water expert testified Monday. Colorado is one of the only states in the arid West that doesn’t allow the domestic use of graywater – used water from sinks, washing machines, showers and baths. But that could be about to change.


February 6, 2012--State considers standards for nutrients in waterways (Durango Herald)

Discussions are under way to establish the state’s first standards for nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways. Though the elements, found in fertilizers, are essential for plants and animals, they also can stimulate algae blooms that steal oxygen from aquatic life.


May 15, 2007--Court upholds authority over water quality (Farmington Daily Times)

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge to a state Water Quality Control Commission ruling that all of New Mexico's waters fall under federal water quality standards...This landmark decision allows the state to define the scope of its surface water quality standards.


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