Legal Roadblock For Water Pipeline Project


A water pipeline project that would bring more water into the Colorado Springs area had hit a legal roadblock, even though it’s already underway. A Pueblo County judge has ruled the state needs to take another look at the Southern Delivery System.

The SDS is designed to carry water from the Pueblo Reservoir. Seventeen miles of pipeline have already been laid underground.

Pueblo District Attorney Bill Thiebaut took the issue to court, saying at least one study has shown the pipeline will degrade the water quality.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the project says numerous studies have proven otherwise.

There are currently no plans to put the project on hold, but plans for legal appeal are underway.

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  • by zippydapinhead Location: COS on Apr 14, 2012 at 05:27 AM
    This water is for Ultra Drilling. Period. They use an average of 1,000,000 gallons per well.
  • by Jeff Location: COS on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:34 PM
    These comments are foolish and ignorant. Next time, consult with God as to where He put the rivers before you build a city on a semi-arid prairie.
  • by Resident Location: Pueblo West on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM
    During the recent wind storms it was zero visibility along Hwy 50 in the vicinity of the scar caused by its blowing dirt. I cannot imagine what the folks living along that mess are going through. Just how much are people going to put up with - from those living along the route, to the Colorado Springs citizens having to pay for something of little or no benefit to most of them for many many years to come.
  • by JUST JOE Location: P.W. on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:31 PM
    Gary your using common sence and logic. This isn't for our good but for the good of the elected officials, they know what's best us regular people. and besides how are they going to get campain funds from the builders for their reelection if the people are not ripped off to subsidise the wealthy builders.
  • by ekim Location: c.s. co. on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:28 PM
    If a county judge can stand up to CSPU, so should the local residents of Pueblo, colo.sprgs, fountain, ask yourself, "what do I really know about the SDS." Being forced on the rate/tax payers of said cities. A better look into our city councils handling of the SDS or doing nothing.Hell! let's take 33% of lottery proceeds and apply toward cost. A 2.2 billion dollar project that size should not be funded by just ratepayers.
  • by Gary Location: Colo spgs on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:48 PM
    Great news! I have never felt this pipeline should be paid for by utilities customers. This water would be used for expanding the city and the developers are the ones who should foot the bill.
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