Water supply

Durango man takes city to small claims court

Ron Cornelius came home thirsty late one night in 2016. He went to the faucet, turned the knob and put a cup under the spout. Nothing came out. “It turns out they had shut the water off, and they...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water, sewer rates to rise again in Durango

The Durango City Council unanimously approved another water and sewer rate increase at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, a continuance of decades of rate hikes that have exacerbated the cost...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ribbon-cutting for historic McElmo flume is Nov. 30

The historic McElmo Flume No. 6 has been officially saved after seven years of fundraising and restoration work. The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting that will feature local and state...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Community

Durango to reopen water dock to new customers

The city of Durango will start accepting new customers at its water dock on Sept. 4, reversing a controversial decision that left many La Plata County residents in a pinch for water. “The purpose...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River reduced to a trickle in Farmington

Editor’s note: After this story published, the U.S. Geological Survey said it erroneously reported the Animas River flowing at 0 cubic feet per second this week in Farmington. The river was...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield may tap reserve water in Vallecito Reservoir

Exceptional drought conditions could force the town of Bayfield to tap into its reserve water storage this summer in Vallecito Reservoir. The town usually relies on water in the Los Pinos Ditch,...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bob Wolff reappointed to Southwestern Water Conservation District board

La Plata County Commissioners voted 2-1 on Tuesday to retain Bob Wolff as the county’s representative to the Southwestern Water Conservation District. The water district is comprised of one...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Raw’ water is making waves in the market, but its benefits aren’t clear

For once, I’m ahead of the curve! I’ve been drinking raw water all my life. I know what you’re thinking. “Aha! She drinks raw water! That’s why she’s such a remarkable thinker, with such...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Water outage affecting Crestview homes in Durango

City crews shut off water to homes in the Crestview neighborhood Wednesday while repairing valves and replacing a fire hydrant at the intersection of Leyden Street and Forest Avenue. The water...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What if we could predict water availability with greater accuracy?

Researchers are working to predict water flow in the Western United States – in the same way meteorologists predict weather – to help cities, ranchers and emergency managers make crucial decisions...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and water district consider $200,000 pipeline to tap Lake Nighthorse

A new pipeline could bring Durango residents closer to receiving drinking water from Lake Nighthorse. The city and La Plata-Archuleta Water District will likely split the cost of a new $200,000...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

40 homes without water in northeast Durango

A water main repair has about 40 homes without water in northeast Durango. Assistant Utilities Director Jarrod Biggs said crews worked Wednesday on a 16-inch water main that has been problematic...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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