Drainage District says they will repay customers

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Grand Valley Drainage District announced Tuesday that they don't plan on filing an appeal to the lawsuit they lost against Mesa County and the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.

They collected money from businesses and residents for years, and a judge found that collection to be illegal. They say they are now committed to paying back all the individuals who paid into the district.

“To what degree, the nature, how it's paid back, the timing, all that stuff, still has to get worked out because there's still a lot of things to consider legally. So, I'd just tell people to be patient, and we will get this back to them in one way or another,” said Cody Davis, Grand Valley Drainage District Board President.

In those three years, the Drainage District raised a little over $7 million dollars. They say they've spent $2 million of it on different projects and equipment.

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