The owner of the land for the Southern Delivery System's biggest customer, the Banning-Lewis Ranch area of Colorado Springs, is holding up development by denying access, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
From the article, "A few days after the Colorado Springs City Council allowed construction to begin on Banning-Lewis Ranch, a Colorado Springs Utilities official said talks for a new reservoir on the site aren't going as smoothly as he'd like.
"Colorado Springs Utilities has acquired onethird of the land needed for the reservoir and hasn't been allowed onto the property to survey it.
"Bob Robler, project manager for the Southern Delivery System, described the situation as a 'stalemate,' while the ranch's main developer said he is working hard to resolve the situation.
"Robler called the lack of response unusual and said the lack of access makes the utility's job harder. Still, he said he isn't terribly worried because it's the developer who will suffer most if the reservoir is delayed."
Category: Colorado Water