THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Thornton’s request to build a controversial water pipeline has been denied once again. A Larimer County District Court ruling determined that the county was within its authority to deny the City of Thornton’s request for a permit to build a pipeline that would take water from north of Fort Collins and move it to the city in the northern part of the Denver metro area.READ MORE: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
Back in 2019, the County of Board of Commissioners unanimously rejected the plan.READ MORE: 'Leaving Here Vaccinated': Broomfield County Jail Boasts 85% COVID Vaccination Rate
The court says the county cannot require a non-pipeline alternative.MORE NEWS: 'Celebrate Culture, Without Limitations': Denver Juneteenth Kick-Off Concert So Much More Than Just A Show
Thornton owns 48% of the water rights of the Cache la Poudre River.