Potable Water

May 20, 2011--State agency OKs grant-loan for local water authorities (Durango Herald)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has approved a grant-loan package that allows two La Plata County water agencies to move ahead with their plans. The Lake Durango Water Authority will get water it needs to meet demands of customers in the mountains along U.S. Highway 160 west of Durango.


August 11, 2009--Water woes continue for Zinno residents (Pueblo Chieftain)

Residents of the Zinno subdivision will have to wait at least two more days before they'll have water from their own system flowing through their taps again.

July 18, 2009--California may ease gray-water restrictions (L.A. Times)

California may soon adopt more lenient rules allowing residents to recycle water from their clothes washers, showers and other household sources for use in their gardens.

July 2, 2009--PAWSD could lift moratorium (Pagosa Springs Sun)

In 1999, the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) imposed a moratorium on new out-of-district inclusions until it could develop added raw water storage and delivery systems sufficient to serve

January 30, 2009--Los Alamos runoff contains radionuclides (Denver Post)

The state Environment Department says high levels of plutonium and other radionuclides were detected in runoff last summer from part of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

November 2, 2008--Marvel's history of heartbreak, resignation written with water (Durango Herald)

Before 1920, Marvel fairly bustled with a post office, a school with grades from first to 12th, a bank, flour mill, blacksmith shop, lumber yard, two churches and two garages.


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