Colorado Wells

If you  are considering buying a Colorado property with a well or planning on drilling a well on a property please consult an attorney, one who specializes in water rights and permits. Water is a BIG deal in Colorado. Often banks and other lenders will not loan money on existing property if water isn’t available. A buyer should do his / her due diligence when it comes to an existing well.

  1. Consult the Colorado Division of Water Resources for more information 303 866-3581
  2. Talk to a local well driller for information about specific areas. Well drillers are a wealth of information.

Questions to ask about an existing well:

  • How old is the well?
  • Is it registered with the Colorado Division of Water Resources?
  • What are the water use restrictions?
  • What is the current pumping rate?
  • What is the quality of water? Has it been tested lately?
  • Where is the well? Is it physically on the property?
  • Can the well be accessed and repaired?
  • Does it look like it’s in sanitary condition?
  • Do ground surface water slope to the well or away from it?
  • Is the well casing about ground?
  • Is the seal weather tight?
  • Are there any abandoned wells on the property? Plugged or unplugged?

For more information:

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2 Responses to Colorado Wells

  1. SuZ Alvarez says:

    This is great information.

    I have to do some more research in this area. My knowledge is a bit dated especially now with the dust-up about Halliburton and what it is happening with “fracturing.” In Colorado, there are many abandoned mines. Some of these mines are unmapped so a property owner could discover years later when the surface subsides or through drilling activities that affect drinking water.

    I might be dated, too, on special districts. I have a fairly thorough knowledge of special governments. But, I can recall from the days before I moved to Longmont, CO, that there was quite a stir over these small governments accruing massive debt. I haven’t followed up on this lately.

    Great topic!

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