Fruita farmer reappointed to water commission

Troy Waters of Fruita has been reappointed to the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis reappointed Waters to the commission for a three-year term.

Waters owns and operates a row crop farm outside of Fruita.

He brings to his duties on the commission more than 35 years of farming experience as well as his work with salinity projects on his farm. He taught agricultural machinery classes at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction. He served 15 years on the Fruita Consumers Cooperative board. He’s a member of the Grand Valley Water Users Association and serves on the Mesa County Agricultural Advisory Panel.

The Water Quality Control Commission develops water quality policies and adopts water quality classifications, standards and regulations for surface and groundwaters in the state.