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.

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Back in 2019, the County of Board of Commissioners unanimously rejected the plan.

The court says the county cannot require a non-pipeline alternative.

Thornton owns 48% of the water rights of the Cache la Poudre River.

Jesse Sarles