The Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA) is asking park owners to rally against a proposed revision to the state’s wastewater regulation that would expand the wastewater capacity from 50 to 125 GPD per site — a move that would cause most Colorado campgrounds to be out of compliance.

CCLOA Executive Director Mary Arlington issued a notice to the state’s campground owners, urging them to attend a hearing n the matter at 9:30 a.m., Mnday, April 10, in the Florence Sabin Conference Room of the Department of Public Health and Environment building located at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South in Denver.

The letter below is what Arlington sent to campground owners:

Legislative activity can genuinely impact your business.

ARVC (National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds) brought to our attention that a revision to Colorado’s wastewater regulation was being evaluated for passage. Subsequently, CCLOA reviewed the revisions, and last week we submitted a letter of opposition.

The submitted revisions expanded the wastewater capacity from 50 to 125 GPD per site, causing most Colorado campgrounds to then be out of compliance. This revision was overlooking standards outlined in NFPA 1194, without seemingly good reason to deviate from the nationally recognized standards.

Additionally, the revision would negatively impact those with tiny houses that are built to NFPA 1192 and ANSI 119.5 code.

Today (March 28) I met with a the OWTS Coordinator at CDPHE. I cited NFPA 1194 standards for wastewater, and the definition of tiny houses per NFPA 1192 an ANSI. Our discussion was very positive and I’m expecting him to update his revisions.

That being said, until the update has been presented and accepted, I encourage you to stand ready to attend the public hearing next Monday on behalf of your own business.

Rulemaking Hearing 04/10/2017
9:30 am Florence Sabin Conference Room
Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246

Should the updated revisions meet my recommendations, I will submit a second letter commending the update.

It is a pleasure to serve Colorado’s campground industry. We couldn’t do the this work without membership support in this proactive professional trade association, and without our partnership with ARVC.

If you are interested in supporting the missions of CCLOA and ARVC, please call or email me.

If you have questions regarding the regulation, please feel free to email me.

Mary Arlington
Executive Director, Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA)