Colorado City: Metro District in line for $1.78 million of stimulus dough

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Colorado City wants to add a membrane filtration system to its Cold Springs supply, groundwater which is currently simply chlorinated, said District Manager David Valdez. The district is under a state compliance order to install filtration by Jan. 31, to use the well, which supplies water to about 120 of the 900 taps on the system. Most of the supply for Colorado City comes from Greenhorn Creek and Lake Beckwith. Since the stimulus funds are designed for “shovel-ready” projects, Colorado City is scrambling to meet deadlines. The grant will mainly pay for the filtration system hardware, while Colorado City will pick up engineering and installation costs, Valdez said. “We were fortunate enough to have started the project before we even knew about the stimulus money,” Valdez said.

Colorado City also would participate in a separate grant to the town of Rye. Rye is seeking $1.97 million to tie into the Colorado City sewer system, rather than continue using a lagoon system.

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