Sunday, January 29, 2012

Well Adjudication Workshop

CHC is sponsoring a workshop on well adjudication Saturday February 4, 2012 from 10:00am to noon at the La Veta Community Center -- and again Saturday February 11, 2012 from 10:00am to noon at the Gardner Community Center. We would like all Huerfanos who have water wells to come to this workshop to learn why and how to complete a well adjudication form. Here are the main points:

1.     You may have a well permit, a well completion report, and/or a well construction and test report -- but if you do not get your well adjudicated, you have NO LEGAL STANDING in Water Court to (A) protest changes of use by other water rights owners that would affect your well or (B) protest new adjudications and changes in ownership of existing water rights holders, (C) protest reductions in your water quantity that you believe may be caused by the actions of other water rights owners.

2.     Adjudication DOES NOT require augmentation! As long as your well pump is stated at or below 15 gallons per minute (gpm) you do Not have to file an augmentation plan. 

3.     It easy to file an adjudication form and right now application fees are temporarily reduced from $250 to $182. The completed forms can be taken to Pueblo’s Division 2 Water Court (Pueblo Co. Judicial Building, 320 West 10th Street, Pueblo CO 81003,Phone: 719-583-7048) to get the paper work stamped.

4.     Adjudication application forms will be available at the Feb. 4 workshop at the La Veta Community Center.

Bring to the workshop –
a.     Your well permit,
b.    well completion report and/or
c.     well construction and test report.

If you do not have these, you will need to go online and find your well on the USGS hydrologic survey map and/or DWR well register site and

WHERE:               La Veta Community Center
WHEN:                 February 4, 2012 ,  10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
EMAIL:        for more info

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