Greeley: New raw water line from Bellvue, currently under construction, to cost $180 million

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From the Greeley Gazette (Jack Minor):

Currently the city is building a new 30 mile, 60 inch pipeline from Bellvue. The project began in 2004 and is expected to be completed in 2013. The new pipeline will transmit water rights currently owned by the city and future water purchases.

Monson said the last expansion of the Bellvue pipeline was in the 1950’s and since then Greeley’s population has increased four fold. Current census figures show the current population at almost 93,000 an increase of 20 percent from the 2000 census.

The project will spend $84 million on pipeline construction and $96 million for water acquisition. [Jon Monson, Greeley water and sewer director] said even after spending the $180 million, the project will still not meet the needs for the projected 40 year growth. The city will still need to build additional water storage such as expanding the Milton Seaman reservoir.

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