Arkansas Valley Conduit: The project is on track for $6 million in funding in 2011

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Peter Roper):

Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is a member of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, and he announced that panel had agreed to dedicate $6 million to the project in 2011. That follows the historic award of $5 million this year. “This is a promise that is long overdue, since 1962 to be exact, and it is time that these communities in Southern Colorado have the clean, reliable water delivery system they were promised,” Salazar said in a statement after the vote…

Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Colo., whose 4th Congressional District include the lower Arkansas Valley, issued a statement that said, “I will fight every day to make sure that funding for the conduit continues.” The funding for the conduit project is now part of the 2011 water and energy appropriations bill and will next be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee.

More Arkansas Valley Conduit coverage here and here.

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