Frisco grants request for out-of-town water taps |

Frisco grants request for out-of-town water taps

FRISCO – About a month after Frisco officials denied extending additional water rights to the U.S. Forest Service for nearby campgrounds, they approved additional water taps for the Summit School District for its new maintenance building.

The requests were similar. Both the Forest Service’s Heaton Bay campground and the school district’s bus barn are connected to Frisco’s water system.

Council members denied the Forest Service request last month, stating it wouldn’t be right to ask town residents to conserve water while at the same time providing water service outside town limits.

“I don’t see how we can do this when we’re asking our citizens to conserve water and pay more for it,” Mayor pro-tem Dede Dighero-Tuso said at last week’s council meeting.

It looked as if the council members again would deny an out-of-town request – until they realized the school district brought water rights to the bargaining table. Mike Arnold, the district’s facilities director, said it would be willing to exchange those water rights for the additional water taps it was requesting.

In a 4-2 vote, council approved the request to grant the taps at in-town rates. Dighero-Tuso and Councilmember Jon Zdechlik opposed the motion. Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli was not present.

Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or

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