U.S. Representative Cory Gardner: ‘No technological advancement has ever had the singular power to transform society and economy like the application of water to dry land’

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Here’s a guest column from Representative Gardner running in the Sterling Journal Advocate. Click through and read the whole thing. Here’s and excerpt:

While new technologies have transformed the agricultural and urban landscapes over the past 100 years, no technological advancement has ever had the singular power to transform society and economy like the application of water to dry land. Visionary Coloradans Wayne Aspinall and W.D. Farr took leadership roles to create the infrastructure that waters our state today. Their work has stretched well beyond a generation, but as populations grow and demands increase, that work is now stretching thin. It is time for our generation to pick up the mantle and provide the water leadership for our future.

Here’s guest column about the Northern Integrated Supply Project, from Eric Doering the mayor of Frederick running in The Greeley Tribune. Here’s an excerpt:

[The Northern Integrated Supply Project] is an integral part of the long-term health of our community and the other participants involved. It is the most proactive partnership to be seen by the communities and water districts and will result in an ability to meet the long-term needs of our population both current and future…

Growth will continue in the Front Range communities along the Interstate 25 corridor. We must be poised to meet those growing demands of primary employers and others who desire to have their workforce live, work and play in the community in which they establish their businesses. The NISP participants are gathering support for this project from a varied group of individual and business leaders, as well as chambers of commerce and agricultural interests. To date, the participants have spent more than $9 million to work through review and design processes, and it is now with the U.S. Corps of Engineers to review and indicate whether the project can move forward. Many political leaders from both parties are supporting this project.

Most of the largest communities along the North Front Range were foresighted many years ago to ensure their water portfolio and participated in projects similar to NISP. It is now time for Frederick, Erie, Firestone, Windsor, Dacono and other communities to have that same shared vision and commitment to adequate and reliable water for future use.

More infrastructure coverage here.

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