August 6, 2010--Water District proposes joint treatment plant with Bayfield (Durango Herald)

La Plata Archuleta Water District officials recently pitched a plan to build a joint water-treatment plant with Bayfield. Dick Lunceford, president of the water district, told the town board that a joint venture could benefit both entities. "Bayfield needs a new treatment plant at some point here fairly soon, and of course, us having passed our mill levy, we're going to be moving forward to deliver water to our customers," Lunceford said Tuesday. Both the town and the district will be getting their water from Vallecito Reservoir via the Pine River. Rather than having two separate facilities drawing water from the same source, Lunceford proposed the district and town share construction and operating expenses based upon water sales to each entity.

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