Magnida waiting to see if P.C.willing, able to buy water rights

by Daniel Moore
Press Staff Writing

Power County officials want to buy water rights for future growth, but the county would need approval for a bond in the upcoming election to come up with the needed money. If over two-thirds of the voters do approve the bond, the Power County Commissioners are all set with a plan for the purchase to go through.

Magnida, a planned fertilizer plant in Power County, will sell its assets, including its water rights, even as it is still hopeful to find investors for the plant.

It extended the offer first to the county to buy the water rights. However, if voters reject the bond or if the sale falls through for some other reason, another buyer is in place to buy them, Commissioner Ron Funk said at the meeting last week where commissioners met to come up with a strategy….

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