In The News

July 26, 2014-- Rio Olympic Waters Described as Toilet to Be Tested (Bloomberg)

Athletes concerned about pollution in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay that will be used for the summer Olympic sailing competitions will carry out their own water tests next week. International squads are traveling to Brazil for the 2016 Games’s first test event amid concerns over water quality in the bay, where large amounts of untreated sewage and debris flow daily.

July 26, 2014-- Saving it up for a rainy day? (The Pueblo Chieftain)

Don’t run out and buy a rain barrel. Even if you’re lucky enough to catch a downpour, it is illegal to collect rainwater from rooftops in Colorado in most cases. The Pueblo Chieftain ran an article in its Real Estate section Friday that suggested rain barrels could be used to meet water needs.

July 26, 2014--Pandora water treatment project nearing completion (Telluride Daily Planet)

The Pandora water treatment project at the east end of the valley is on schedule and should be complete by this fall, ending more than three years of construction. The project, which fired up in 2011, has been in the works for more than 20 years, and it will pipe water from Upper Bridal Veil Basin to a new treatment facility at the east end of the box canyon.

July 26, 2014-- Aquifer's decline threatens economy (Salina Journal)

As a boy in the late 1940s, Gary Baker occasionally rolled out of bed at 3 a.m. to help his father harness a head of water meandering down the Great Eastern Ditch. The supply was diverted from the Arkansas River and collected in Lake McKinney, then released to feed a ditch system capable of flood-irrigating crops.