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.

WEF MA Hot Topics Survey Summary



Regulatory Updates

Meeting Schedule

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.


Co-Chair, Dan DeLaughter
Co-Chair, Elizabeth Dunning
Secretary & Communications Coordinator,  Lauren Riedle


Regulatory Updates - Dan Delaughter, Meghan Wilson
Publications - Open, need volunteers
Conference - Open, need volunteers
CWWUC Liaison - Andra Ahrens



  • 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


Government Affairs Committee Project Page