South Metro Water Supply Authority

May 19, 2015--Colorado's Water Plan and WISE water infrastructure (Denver Post)

Construction is set to begin on a regional water project that is a significant part of the South Denver area's plan to transition to a renewable water supply.


March 31, 2011--Water experts discuss projected water shortfalls (Denver Post)

With a massive water shortfall looming by 2050, it's time for the state to step in and plot a direction for meeting future demand, a Denver-area water official said Thursday.  State legislators in 2005 created nine roundtables representing eight river basins around the state plus the thirsty, populated Denver area.


August 30, 2010--Court makes waves in water (Pueblo Chieftain)

Cities planning for long-term water supplies are finding their decisions shaped by recent state Supreme Court rulings on what a reasonable water supply looks like. “Unless we straighten this out, it will lead to litigation after litigation after litigation,” said Rod Kuharich, executive director of the South Metro Water Supply Authority.


October 22, 2009--Lower Ark board likes water protection idea (Pueblo Chieftain)

State Rep. Sal Pace found some allies for his plan to protect rural communities in water transfers Wednesday. The Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District board voted unanimously to back Pace’s concept for a bill that would encourage those who take water from rural areas to work with conservancy districts to develop mitigation plans.


February 5, 2009--Pipeline developer says project being hijacked by water group (Pueblo Chieftain)

An entrepreneur seeking to build a pipeline from Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming to deliver water to the Colorado Front Range says his project is being hijacked by water interests in the South Metr

April 17, 2008--Pueblo water board, metro district drop Bessemer Ditch plan (Pueblo West View)

The Pueblo Board of Water Works has dropped its bid to buy a controlling interest in the Bessemer Ditch. “There was not sufficient interest by the shareholders,” said Alan Hamel, executive director of the water board.


December 31, 2007--Water underground: Wells playing more of part in supply (Pueblo Chieftain)

Water users are looking at ways to store water in the ground. Today, about 18 percent of the state’s population depends on wells for water supply. In fact, the fastest-growing areas in the state are located above the Denver Basin aquifers, a series of deep underground reserves not physically connected with any of the surface water supplies of the state.


October 9, 2007--South metro looks to groundwater (Denver Post)

A south metro utility has been tapped to find ways to clean up groundwater for drinking and, in turn, stretch out supplies in a thirsty state. East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District will conduct tests next year using an expensive reverse osmosis technology to filter its groundwater. The system could expand the drinkable supply by 17 percent.


September 26, 2007--Sticker shock: $1 billion for water (Rocky Mountain News)

Denver's southern suburbs must spend $1 billion by 2020 to wean themselves off an ailing groundwater system, officials at a water summit said Tuesday.


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