WA-92-1-EPA Drinking Water Regulations

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency continues to propose regulations on domestic drinking water supplies that are restrictive, costly, and in some cases seemingly based on an ability to measure smaller and smaller concentrations, and not on human or environmental health and safety, and 

WHEREAS such regulations may not be based upon scientific evidence of health problems, and many small towns’ water supplies may already be reasonably safe and healthy, and

WHEREAS the cost of implementing such regulations is increasingly expensive, especially to small communities, and

WHEREAS there has been no or inadequate cost-benefit analyses of the proposed regulations,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 opposes promulgation and enforcement of new drinking water regulations by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency without adequate peer-reviewed scientific proof that the regulations are both necessary and efficacious, and without complete cost-benefit analysis. 

Adopted 9/10/1992

Amended 4/1/2011

Amended 9/9/2016