Weld has big need for upgrading irrigation infrastructure

Outlet: The Tribune

August 20, 2013

Weld is the 8th-most agriculturally productive county in the United States and is lined with hundreds of miles of irrigation canals, ditches, spillways, inlets and diversion structures. Passage of the legislation is critical because routine upgrades and repairs to the water-delivery systems can cost millions of dollars. Current law says that ditch and irrigation companies must receive 85 percent of their income from shareholder investments to maintain nonprofit designation .