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Tipton Stresses Importance of Arkansas Valley Conduit
Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) appeared before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee on Wednesday to stress the importance of the Arkansas Valley Conduit – the last component of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project that was authorized by Congress in 1962.
Tipton said in part:
“The purpose of my testimony today is to strongly encourage you to provide sufficient funding to move this project forward in a timely, and therefore economical, fashion, and to urge you to recognize the interest and responsibility the federal government has in building this project
“The water supply for 50,000 people living in the Lower Arkansas Valley is contaminated with naturally occurring radionuclides. Approximately 40 small water providers face the task of finding a new water supply or treating the supply they have.
“The Arkansas Valley Conduit, as a regional rather than piecemeal solution, is a more functional and a more fiscally effective way to meet the challenge of safe drinking water.”