Passage of Proposition DD Shows Coloradans Care About a Resilient Water Future

Statement from Brian Jackson, Senior Manager, Western Water

November 6, 2019
Ronna Kelly, (510) 834-2563,

(DENVER, CO – Nov. 6, 2019) Colorado voters approved a ballot measure today to legalize and tax sports betting that will raise up to $29 million a year for critical water projects that support water conservation, river health, agriculture and clean drinking water.

“Voter approval of Proposition DD is a historic moment for Colorado. The success of Prop. DD demonstrates water is a top priority for Coloradans. It sends a strong message that Coloradans care about building a resilient water future and want to conserve and protect the Colorado we know and love, with healthy rivers, clean drinking water, productive agriculture and abundant recreation.

Prop. DD ushers in an important new era for water funding and resilience in Colorado. We can’t wait to dive into the details to help effectively implement this critical measure.”

  • Brian Jackson, Senior Manager, Western Water, Environmental Defense Fund

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