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Pipeline Discussed at Well-Attended Meeting

Pipeline Discussed at Well-Attended Meeting



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A debate of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline project drew a large crowed at a meeting in St. George yesterday.

The monthly lunch meeting of the Democrats of Southern Utah at the Dixie Center featured a debate on the issue by a developer and the manager of the Washington County Water Conservancy District.

Brooks Pace, a developer, says the proposed pipeline is such an expensive and large project it should be put before voters. He told those gathered that the water district should look at ways to develop local water resources and conserve rather than spend millions to pipe water from Lake Powell to the booming St. George area.

But Ron Thompson, manager of the water conservancy district, says the districts goal is to develop water sources, not to dictate how much growth will take place.

And he says the 70,000 acre feet from Lake Powell will be needed as the county continues to grow.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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