February 2, 2023

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Douglas County may help with plan to pipe South Platte water from Sterling

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This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

Douglas County still wants to use some of its COVID relief funds to secure future water, but may spend it to store unused South Platte River flow after dropping a controversial proposal to buy water from the San Luis Valley.

The Douglas County Commissioners indicated they may help fund the major water proposal from Parker Water and Sanitation on July 11 when they unanimously directed staff to continue work on the project and asked them to provide options for how much funding they could supply.

“I think this is a good project for us to support with our ARPA dollars, it makes good sense for our citizens into the future,” Commissioner Lora Thomas said.

Commissioners George Teal and Abe…

Elliott Wenzler

2022-08-01 15:00:11

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