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Pueblo West Metro board to shorten wastewater pipeline

The Pueblo West Metropolitan District board made a peace offering of sorts to the city of Pueblo by voting Tuesday night to shorten the route of the district’s Wildhorse Reuse Pipeline.

The metro district and Pueblo have been in a lawsuit over the proposed route of the pipeline, which will carry treated wastewater.

What the metro board did Tuesday night was shorten the route so it would now empty into Wildhorse Creek at 18th Street and no longer continue east, further into city property.

“This won’t eliminate all of our differences (with the city) over the project, but hopefully, it will move us closer to agreement,” District Manager Jack Johnston said after the board meeting.

Tuesday’s meeting was the last for directors Mike French and Bill Vickers. They weren’t re-elected in last week’s election.

At the May 27 regular meeting, new directors Judy Leonard, Mark Carmel and Barbara Bernard will take office, joining incumbents Lew Quigley and Jerry Martin.

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