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.
PROPOSED 2015 BUDGET AND TAX RATE FOR TAX YEAR 2014
A public hearing to discuss and take action on the proposed 2015 Budget and Tax Rate for Tax Year 2014 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on September 17, 2014 at the District office. The total amount of the proposed budget is $251,792. The proposed tax rate for tax year 2014 is $0.0145/$100 valuation. A link to the proposed 2015 Budget can be found under the Public Notices tab.
PROPOSED MANAGEMENT PLAN
A public hearing to discuss and take action on the Management Plan will be held at 6:30 p.m. on September 17, 2014 at the District office. A link to the proposed Management Plan can be found under the Regulatory Info tab.
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.