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December 17, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
LaPlata County Adopts Two Major Water Issues
(2007-10-16)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: With two votes Tuesday, La Plata County Commissioners advanced two significant water issues.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: Creation of a rural water district to serve 4-thousand customers in 400 square miles of Southeast La Plata County is now one approval away from going before voters.
After conducting two public hearings, the last Monday night, commissioners voted 3-0 to send the issue of creating the LaPlata Archuleta Water District to District Court, where a judge could order an election as early as next Spring.
District organizers estimate it would cost 85-million dollars over perhaps 20-years to provide water to those living in the district.
In a separate matter, commissioners also adopted new water quality and quantity regulations for larger subdivisions.
The regulations include an allowance for hauling water to two home subdivisions.
Commissioner Kelly Hotter sought to allow water hauling saying the initial regulations forbidding it were too stringent.
HOTTER: WHEN WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT JUST SHUTS OUT A CERTAIN POPULACE FROM THEIR NEEDS, THAT'S NOT OKAY WITH ME.
Commissioner Wally White voted against adopting the standards saying he didn't feel they were the right way to go.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.

NOTE: Wally White says his was not a vote against the standards, but the last minute addition of water hauling rights for new small subdivisions, something he disagrees with. © Copyright 2017, ksut