June 19, 2009--District applauds Ritter's support for conduit (Pueblo Chieftain)

The president of the district sponsoring the Arkansas Valley Conduit was encouraged Thursday by Gov. Bill Ritter’s support of the project. "It’s the only financially viable solution to the water quality problems facing the Lower Arkansas Valley," said Bill Long, president of the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District. "This is a matter of survival for the valley. Funding is extremely critical at this point, and this is exactly the kind of support we need." Ritter joined the district in asking Congress to provide $9 million in funding next year for the conduit, a $300 million project that would bring fresh drinking water from Pueblo Dam to Lamar.

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