November 21, 2008--Engineers say $1 billion water pipeline feasible (Summit Daily News)

Engineers say moving water from southern Colorado to El Paso County in a new pipeline would cost about $1 billion. The proposed pipeline would take water from eastern Pueblo County or near Las Animas and bring it as far north as Monument for the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, which serves seven water districts in El Paso County. On Wednesday, Steve Price of Boyle Engineering told the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District the cost is so high because the water must be pumped and treated to reduce its salinity. However, he still said the project was economically and technically feasible.

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