THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Thornton’s city council will vote whether to overrule a denied permit to finish a pipeline which travels from Larimer County. Thornton owns water rights in the Cache la Poudre River northwest of Fort Collins, and has already installed part of a 42-inch welded steel pipeline.
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Thornton needs to install more than 80 miles worth of pipes from the river near Ted’s Place all the way to the Denver suburb.READ MORE: I-70 Eastbound Closed For Fatal Crash East Of Eagle
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In May, CBS4 reported of the many hurdles Thornton has since faced and legal action they took against Larimer County. The city has not ruled out taking similar action in Weld County if common ground cannot be reached in a timely manner.