|Notice issued to well owners|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
The State of Colorado is required to take any and all actions necessary to meet its obligations pursuant to the Republican River Compact. This effort requires assurance that all wells within the Northern High Plains be operated within the confines of their well permits.
The Division of Water Resources would like to remind all well owners in the Northern High Plains designated ground water basin that the “Maximum Annual Volume of Appropriation” and/or the “Limited Annual Appropriation” (the maximum amount of water allowed to be pumped in a calendar year) as stated on large capacity Final Permits, must, in addition to all other individually permitted conditions on all well permits, be strictly adhered to.
Be advised, pursuant to Sections 37-90-110 and 37-90-111 and 37-90-111.5 C.R.S, wells operating in violation of their well permits could be subject to cease and desist orders and incur fines in amounts of up to $500 for each day such an order is violated. Those who would like information about a specific well permit’s annual acre-foot allocation, visit http://www.dwr.state.co.us/WellPermitSearch/default.aspx.
Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 9, 2012