06.23.16

Gardner Announces BOR Grants for Colorado Water Projects

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) announcement to award four separate grants for water projects in various Colorado communities. According to the BOR, the Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District in Englewood will receive $300,000 to build a biological treatment system in conjunction with the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority; the Grand Valley Water Users Association in Grand Junction will receive $300,000 to install a liner in the Government Highline Canal Top to “improve hydraulic efficiency;” the Larimer and Weld Irrigation Company will receive $1,000,000 to improve their water delivery systems; and the Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association in Montrose will receive $1,000,000 to install a hydroelectric facility for the South Canal Hydropower Development Project.

“I am pleased four Colorado communities will receive grants for water projects across the state,” said Gardner. “It’s vital our local communities are given the resources they need to best serve Coloradans. I will continue to be a voice for Colorado at the federal level and advocate on behalf of our state and local governments.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

 

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