Telluride

November 2, 2014--Pandora water treatment plant now functional (Telluride Daily Planet)

Twenty years after the Pandora Water Treatment Plant was proposed by local officials concerned about long-term municipal water supply, the facility is up and running, generating clean water. The Pandora Water Treatment Plant valves were opened up on Oct. 24 and everything worked, Telluride Public Works Director Paul Ruud said.


June 14, 2014--Town council considering long-term water conservation effort (Telluride Daily Planet)

The old saying “whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting,” often holds true in the Western U.S., and in Telluride over the past two summers, water has been in short supply. Now the Telluride Town Council is considering permanent restrictions on treated water used for irrigation. The restriction plan was presented to the council on June 3 during their regular meeting.


June 8, 2014--Telluride may conserve water even in non-drought years (Telluride Watch)

With greatly expanded supplies of treated municipal water coming online at the end of this year when the Pandora Water Treatment Plant is scheduled to open, the Town of Telluride is considering the implementation of new water conservation measures.

February 20, 2014--Town to develop water efficiency plan (Telluride Daily Planet)

Telluride may sit at the top of a watershed, but as the last two summers have proven, that does not make it immune to drought. Now, in an effort to establish efficiency measures, gain a comprehensive understanding of its water supply and meet a requirement set out in a 2012 water settlement agreement, the town is setting out to develop a water efficiency plan.


November 30, 2013--Telluride moves to future with new snowmaking infrastructure, technology (Watch Newspapers)

In a perfect world, all 280 acres of terrain at the Telluride Ski Resort with access to manmade snow would be open by Christmas.


August 15, 2013--Telluride considers COP financing for Pandora project (Telluride News)

The Town of Telluride is considering utilizing financing mechanisms known as “certificates of participation” to raise the roughly $4.7 million it needs to finish the Pandora water project.


August 8, 2013--Telluride lifts fire and water restrictions (Telluride Daily Planet)

In light of the recent rainy spell, the Town of Telluride has lifted its fire and water restrictions. The restrictions were enacted in June. This was the second consecutive summer that drought conditions have prompted the town to limit how and when water is used.


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.


December 19, 2012--Norwood accepts water settlement with Telluride (Telluride News)

The Town of Norwood along with the Lone Cone Ditch and Reservoir Company reached a settlement with the Town of Telluride over Telluride’s opposition to applications for water rights on the San Miguel river.


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