Water Infrastructure

September 10, 2016--New Mexico water officials eye pipeline to Colorado lake (Farmington Times)

A water commission is eyeing a possible pipeline from a Colorado lake to northern New Mexico. The Daily Times reports San Juan Water Commission members will meet in October to weigh having the pipeline designed at an estimated cost of $10,000 to $15,000. Further study could cost up to $250,000. Lake Nighthorse in southern Colorado is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. The


September 9, 2016--Dammed if you do: Scientists recommend strategies to reduce environmental damage from dams (News Wise)

Dams around the world provide critical water supplies and hydropower to growing communities and hundreds of new dams are proposed for developing economies.


August 21, 2016--Ute Mountain Utes are awarded a $9 million grant for water upgrades (Durango Herald)

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa. The grant, issued through rural development program of the U.S.


May 8, 2016--Dolores water district unveils $8 million in upgrades (Cortez Journal)

There’s a reason farmers with the Dolores Project get on-demand, pressurized irrigation water delivered to the edge of their fields. Five automated, high-tech pumping stations do the heavy lifting of pulling water from canals and pushing it through pipes to farms.


April 26, 2016--Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water (Steamboat Pilot)

Would you be willing to pay an extra penny or two on every beverage container you purchase for the next 30 years or so, if it could assure Colorado will meet its future water needs? John Stulp, Gov.


April 9, 2016--City of Durango seeks feedback on sewer plant designs (Durango Herald)

Residents will have their first opportunity on Wednesday to see preliminary designs of the new administration building for the sewer treatment plant. In November, Durango voters approved $68 million in debt for sewer-related projects.


April 1, 2016--At 75, Southwestern Water Conservation District looks back on lessons (Durango Herald)

Water – whether it’s supply, conservation or quality – has always been a challenging topic for Colorado, particularly for the southwest. On Friday, nearly 200 regional officials and water stakeholders convened at the DoubleTree Hotel for the Southwestern Water Conservation District’s 34th annual water seminar, celebrating 75 years of existence and discussing the les


March 12, 2016--SWSI 2016 to look at variability in future supply (Pueblo Chieftain)

Still gazing at the ripples cast by Colorado’s Water Plan, the Colorado Water Conservation Board is getting ready to dive into another wave of the future. The board is preparing to update the Statewide Water Supply Initiative, which first outlined projected water needs of the state in 2004 and was updated in 2010. The document now serves as the technical basis for


February 28, 2016--Colorado water officials discuss statewide tap fee (Aspen Daily News)

State water officials at the Colorado Water Conservation Board are looking for $100 million a year from a new and reliable source of public funding to help build water projects and programs in Colorado over the next 30 years. “A dedicated statewide funding source of some kind, outside of existing funding, is probably going to be needed in order to make some of this reality,” Ti


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