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3 years 7 months ago

Critics question Arapahoe County water deal

DENVER (AP) - Arapahoe County water officials have a contract to pay market prices of $153 million up front for water that hasn't yet been legally approved for municipal use. Critics and water experts tell The Denver Post that the deal with United Water and Sanitation District raises questions....

4 years 3 months ago

Official worried abut new Aurora water grab

An Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District official is concerned that the city of Aurora is trying to expand its service area for providing water. An intergovernmental agreement signed in 2003 requires Aurora's reservoirs to be at 60 percent capacity before it can buy more water through leases. Upper...

5 years 1 day ago

Representative plans water mitigation bill

State Representative Sal Pace (D-Pueblo) plans to introduce a bill in next year's legislative session that would encourage buyers of rural water to take steps to ease problems that may arise once the water is gone. Pace spoke before the Fountain Creek Watershed District Board this afternoon at the...

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