La Plata West Water Authority

August 2, 2009--Water project near Dryside taking shape (Durango Herald)

The first piece of hardware in a network of pumps, a water-treatment plant, storage tanks and distribution lines to bring drinking water to residents in arid southwest La Plata County is in place.

La Plata West Water Authority Completes Intake Structure

Behind the scenes of the ALP, the La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) was working to complete an intake structure that would be the first phase of the ‘backbone’ of their project to provide a domestic water system in southwestern La Plata County. The intake structure had to be complete before Lake Nighthorse fills.


October 28, 2008--A-LP set to bring water to Dryside (Durango Herald)

Next week, ground will be broken on a $6 million intake at Ridges Basin Reservoir southwest of Durango. Treated reservoir water then would be available for residents in a 250-square-mile area on Fort Lewis Mesa and possibly by residents of northern New Mexico.


December 20, 2007--Proposed $96M system would give Dryside water (Durango Herald)

A new water company has plans to use water from the Animas-La Plata Project and build a $96.4 million water-delivery system for as many as 3,600 homes in the Dryside of La Plata County. Nothing is guaranteed, said Mark Langford, president of La Plata West Water Authority.


December 18, 2007--A-LP partners working out operations (Durango Herald)

The topping-out ceremony last month on construction of the Animas-La Plata Project dam - 39 years after Congress approved the project - served notice on agencies planning to use water from the reservoir behind the dam that there still is work to be done. In addition to the newly formed La Plata West Water Authority - created to deliver drinking water to the Dryside portion of the county


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