Water augmentation replaces water into a stream due to losses from well usage. For example, when a person or business needs to replace water depleted through well use, they can purchase a water augmentation right through the District, represented by a certificate. The District then releases water from the nearest reservoir. This water replaces water into the stream and offsets the depletion of water used through a well.
The benefits of Augmentation include:
- Cost Effectiveness: The majority of augmentation plans in our region are private and typically more expensive to put into place.
- Accessability: Consumers within the "blue line" need only apply at our local offices. Our streamlined application process means less hassle for those in need of an augmentation water right.
- Attainability: The District has gone to great lengths to preserve water for future use. Water reserves are readily available to meet growing demands.
Documents and Applications:
For augmentation to replace depletions from structures on a permanent basis.
For augmentation to replace depletions from structures on an annual or temporary basis.
Use this application worksheet to TRANSFER an augmentation certificate.
Informative guide to Water Permits from the State of Colorado.
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