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Pipeline dedication scheduled for Aug. 16 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

The Republican River Water Conservation District will be hosting the public dedication ceremony of the Compact Compliance Pipeline on Thursday, Aug. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. The location of the ceremony will be at the outfall structure near County Road SS east of Laird.

On July 14, 2011, during a quarterly meeting, the RRWCD Board voted to build the pipeline in an effort to assist Colorado in complying with the Republican River Compact. The groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 29, 2011 near the pipeline collection tank location.

GEI Consultants, an engineering firm from Denver, has designed the pipeline, and Garney Construction, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., was selected as the general contractor. Construction of the pipeline started in early September 2011.

Funding for the compact compliance pipeline has been provided through a loan from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and from water use fees paid by well owners throughout the Republican River Basin in Colorado.

Speakers during the ceremony include: Congressman Cory Gardner, John Stulp, Special Advisor to Governor John Hickenlooper on Water Issues, Dick Wolfe, State Engineer with the Colorado Division of Water Resources and Dennis Coryell, chairman of the Republican River Water Conservation District.

The ceremony will conclude with opening the main-line valve and delivering water into the North Fork of the Republican River.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Transportation to the ceremony will be provided by the district. Those wishing to attend the ceremony are asked to notify the district to ensure seating.

For more information contact the Republican River Water Conservation District at 970-332-3552.

Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 9, 2012