Government Affairs Committee


The Government Affairs Committee tracks pending legislation and regulations which impact the water and wastewater industry at the local, state and national level. Members of the committee actively participate in stakeholder meetings for various regulations, prepare regulatory updates for the membership, and participate in development on regulations and policies.

Government Affairs Committee Project Page



Updates on Water Reuse in Colorado  June 16, 2021
Link to Presentations
January 2021 Regulatory Update
September 2020 - Covid Impacts on Wastewater – Blair Corning, Jim McQuarrie, Brian
August 2020 - Regulation No. 22 Updates – Bret Icenogle
July 2020 - TENORM Rule – Julie Tinetti
June 2020 - PFAS – Curtis Mitchell, Meg Parish

Regulatory Updates

January 2021 Regulatory Update

Meeting Schedule and Minutes  

We typically meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please contact the committee chairs to be added to our e-mail distribution list and join our group meetings.

Link to Meeting Minutes
Communications (E-blasts, Rocky Mountain Water Articles)


Dan DeLaughter, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Dunning, Co-Chair
Shelby San Nicolas, Secretary & Communications Coordinator


  • Inform RMWEA membership of upcoming policy and legislative actions by
    • Publishing articles in Rocky Mountain Water
    • Hosting quarterly presentations from industry professionals
    • Issuing periodic updates in the weekly RMWEA email blasts 
  • Support WEF’s Government Affairs Committee Priorities
  • Participation in CDPHE stakeholder meetings
  • Coordination with Colorado Wastewater Utility Council
  • Recruit members for WEF’s Water Advocates Campaign 
  • Participate in the annual National Water Policy Fly-In to meet with members of congress and discuss water infrastructure needs