Water Treatment Plant

October 6, 2015--How does Durango get its water? (Durango Herald)

When the river ran orange with mine waste in August, city taps still flowed with clean, usable water. To make sure Durango will have drinking water in a future emergency and to serve eventual growth, city officials would like to build a new $50 million Ridges Basin Water Treatment Plant below Lake Nighthorse. “It gives the city such great flexibility that it doesn’t


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.


June 10, 2013--Pandora project churns forward (Telluride Daily Planet)

A dusty, noisy construction zone consuming the east end of the canyon is proof that the Town of Telluride’s ambitious Pandora Water Project is slowly making progress. The town and its contractors Southwest Contracting LLC of Cortez and URS Corporation of Denver are continuing with the next phase of construction on the Pandora water treatment system project.


May 5, 2013--Town looking to fill Pandora project shortfalls (Telluride Daily Planet)

On the verge of a major phase of construction on its long-awaited Pandora water treatment plant, the Town of Telluride has started to explore ways to patch the project’s significant funding shortfall. And finding that money — an estimated $4 million to finish the project by 2014 — won’t be easy.


September 24, 2012--Viruses help scientists battle pathogenic bacteria and improve water supply (Science Daily)

Infectious bacteria received a taste of their own medicine from University of Missouri researchers who used viruses to infect and kill colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, common disease-causing bacteria. The viruses, known as bacteriophages, could be used to efficiently sanitize water treatment facilities and may aid in the fight against deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


September 21, 2012--Study puts higher price on Cement Creek cleanup (Durango Herald)

Building a treatment plant to remove heavy metals from abandoned mines along Cement Creek may cost $6.5 million, and operating it could cost another $910,000 a year, according to a Sunnyside Gold Corp. consultant. Sunnyside Gold Corp.


July 30, 2012--Water district in talks (Durango Herald)

La Plata-Archuleta Water District and city of Bayfield officials are scheduled to meet Tuesday to review an agreement on expansion of the municipal water-treatment plant. The water district wants to invest in the city plant instead of building its own to serve future customers in the two counties.


August 19, 2011--Bayfield, LAPLAWD continue to look at building joint water plant (Pine River Times)

A joint Bayfield/ La Plata Archuleta Water District water treatment plant would cost substantially less than if LAPLAWD builds a separate plant from scratch. That was the key result of a feasibility study presented to Bayfield town trustees Tuesday night.


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