(1)“District” means any state or local governmental entity that has authority to conduct water activities, including a water conservancy district created pursuant to article 45 of this title, a water conservation district created by article 46, 47, 48, or 50 of this title, a water and sanitation district or other entity created pursuant to title 32, C.R.S., an entity created pursuant to title 29, C.R.S., or this title, a county, or a municipality.
(2)“Grant” means a cash payment of public funds made directly to a water activity enterprise by the state or a local governmental entity or a district, which cash payment is not required to be repaid. “Grant” does not include public funds paid or advanced to a water activity enterprise by the state or a local governmental entity or district in exchange for an agreement by a water activity enterprise to provide services including the provision of water, the capacity of project works, materials, or other water activities, nor does “grant” include refunds made in the current or next fiscal year, gifts, any payments directly or indirectly from federal funds or earnings on federal funds, collections for another government, pension contributions by employees and pension fund earnings, reserve transfers or expenditures, damage awards, or property sales.
(3)“Water activity” includes but is not limited to the diversion, storage, carriage, delivery, distribution, collection, treatment, use, reuse, augmentation, exchange, or discharge of water and includes the provision of wholesale or retail water or wastewater or storm water services and the acquisition of water or water rights.
(4)“Water activity enterprise” includes any government water activity business owned by a district, which enterprise receives under ten percent of its annual revenues in grants from all Colorado state and local governments combined and which is authorized to issue its own revenue bonds pursuant to this article or any other applicable law.
(5)“Water project or facility” includes a dam, storage reservoir, compensatory or replacement reservoir, canal, conduit, pipeline, tunnel, power plant, water or wastewater treatment facility, and any and all works, facilities, improvements, and property necessary or convenient for the purpose of conducting a water activity.
Section 37-45.1-102 — Definitions,
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