The mission of the Colorado
County Groundwater Conservation District is to evaluate, preserve, and protect
the groundwater of Colorado County, to prevent waste, and to ensure an adequate
supply for current and future residents, industry and agriculture.
Why is it important to register your water well?
Well registration assists the
District in determining how much groundwater is being used and ultimately
how much is available. Without an accurate accounting of the number of
wells in the district, we may overestimate how much water we have available to
us. A high water availability number would be attractive to outside water
marketers who may wish to exploit this area’s groundwater resources.
By registering your water well,
the District can ensure that new high-capacity wells are spaced far enough away
so as not to adversely impact your well.
The district can provide notice and work with you in cases of groundwater
contamination or pollution.
Since well drillers, pump installers and other maintenance providers are bound
by District rules, they may choose not to work on your well if it is not registered
with the District.
All wells must be registered PRIOR to drilling in order for
us to determine if a permit will be required.