From the Cańon City Daily Record (Charlotte Burrous):
“In 2005, (Penrose Water District) bought a ranch in Howard with water rights,” Penrose Water District manager Ron Gasser said. “We filed a change case in 2006, (and) we got that completed through court in 2010.”
These rights will augment the water used by PWD to provide a cushion during drought conditions for current residents and a back-up supply for emergencies, a press release said. However to be able to use the water, PWD has to construct a well field to divert the water through a pipeline to Brush Hollow Reservoir.
“It is (a little more than) 5 miles,” Gasser said. “The water pipe will start on the river near the Holcim Wetlands (then) follow C Street all the way through Penrose clear up to Third Street. Then, it’s going to go down Third Street and (then) on CR 42 on the west side of Penrose, where Brush Hollow is.”
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