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Board of Douglas County Commissioners statement regarding Renewable Water Resources proposal

Posted on May 24, 2022 2022Breaking NewsHistoric and Natural Resources

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The Board of Douglas County Commissioners has made the decision, based on objective legal recommendations from outside counsel, that American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are inapplicable to the Renewable Water Resources (RWR) proposal and that RWR has significant additional hurdles to overcome in order to demonstrate not only a “do no harm” approach, but also a “win-win” for Douglas County and the San Luis Valley.

That said, Douglas County welcomes ongoing discussions with RWR, should they be able to provide new information or otherwise overcome these hurdles.

Douglas County greatly appreciates this significant public engagement on all sides of this issue.

Learn more about all the water and wastewater infrastructure proposals the Board has received on our website.

Read additional information in the legal memos below:

RWR 2022-03-23 Due Diligence Memo – Redactions as of 5-12_Redacted

RWR Supplemental Due Diligence Memo – Redactions as of 5-12_Redacted

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