Watch CBS News

Larimer Panel Recommends 'No' On Water Pipeline

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Larimer County's planning commission says the county should reject plans for a water pipeline that would run from north of Fort Collins to a fast-growing Denver suburb.

The Coloradoan reports that the commission voted 4-2 late Wednesday to recommend denial of the plan proposed by suburban Thornton.

THORNTON WATER PROJECT DT RAW 01 concatenated 173843_frame_31340
(credit: CBS)

Larimer County commissioners are set to meet on the issue July 9.

Thornton has proposed a 75-mile pipeline from reservoirs north of Fort Collins south to its own water treatment facilities. The city, which owns rights to water from the Poudre River, says it needs an operational pipeline by 2025.

Several planning commissioners say they're not convinced that Thornton has fully evaluated alternatives to the proposed route.

THORNTON WATER PROJECT DT RAW 01 concatenated 173843_frame_7835
(credit: CBS)

Larimer County staff will try to determine what new information is needed.

(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.