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- La Plata Electric Association
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- La Plata West Water Authority
- Mancos Conservation District
- Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company
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- San Juan Water Conservancy District
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- Town of Silverton
- Town of Telluride
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- Animas River Stakeholders
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- Florida Project (Lemon Reservoir)
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- Long Hollow Reservoir
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Wastewater Treatment Plant
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.
After months of contentious meetings, the Durango City Council Tuesday decided to remodel the sewer plant in Santa Rita Park. Councilors unanimously approved, minutes before midnight, a resolution outlining the intent to remodel the sewer plant for about $58 million, after hearing passionate opposition to an alternate site downstream near Animas Surgical Hospital. The decision
The alternative site where the sewage-treatment plant could be rebuilt across from Mercury has some major flaws. The Durango Utilities Commission and members of the public pointed out some of the problems Monday after the release of a new report on the site by Mulhern MRE, a city consultant. Although the utilities commission did not make a recommendation on the site near Sawmil
The city’s wastewater-treatment plant will not have to make millions of dollars worth of improvements by 2017 to meet new clean water guidelines. This came after negotiations with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. While all the estimated $55 million upgrades will have to be made, the state health department agreed to extend the city’s deadline until 2023.
The city of Durango’s wastewater treatment plant was awarded two grants totaling $1.08 million from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, officials said Friday. The funding will go toward upgrading the sewer system for nutrient removal to comply with state regulations on effluent limits and water quality in the Animas River watershed.
A proposal to bring potable water to residents in the southeast corner of La Plata County is finally in the starting blocks. The town of Bayfield and the La Plata-Archuleta Water District signed an agreement Tuesday to expand the town’s water-treatment plant. Under the agreement, the district will pay for the work, a more economical solution than building its own treatment plant.
The town of Telluride relies on Mill Creek — a splashy creek that sprints from the mountains north of town — for its municipal water supply.
December 27, 2009--Ophir ready to embark on nearly $1 million water project (Telluride Daily Planet)
The tiny town of Ophir, which was settled by miners and saved by back-to-nature, self-sufficient types, has historically been hesitant to adopt new services. We’ll do it ourselves, the town collectively said, and if we can’t, we probably don’t need it.
August 6, 2009--Expert: Plants can absorb chemicals from treated wastewater (Fort Collins Coloradoan)
New research presented Wednesday at CSU shows that plants irrigated with treated wastewater can "take up" chemicals ranging from antibiotics to methamphetamine and ecstasy.
A Gateway trailer park that has been leaking raw sewage into the ground — and possibly into the Dolores River — for at least a year is finally cleaning up its act.