Fort Collins, CO – Today, Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper outlined many of the economic benefits that the “Healthy Rivers Alternative” would provide to northern Colorado cities. The Healthy Rivers Alternative offers a plan for a water supply alternative for subscribers to the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) that better protects farms, minimizes public debt, and better protects the Cache la Poudre River, all of which will protect and enhance northern Colorado’s economy and environment.
“Save the Poudre agrees that NISP communities may need more water,” said Gary Wockner of Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper. “The Healthy Rivers Alternative provides a plan to get that water while protecting the Poudre River and protecting northern Colorado agriculture. Whatever economic benefits NISP would provide, the Healthy Rivers Alternative would provide all of those benefits and significantly more.”