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Well Owner Information

As RWADC Board members, we frequently talk with rural well owners throughout our service area. We’ve discovered a number of misconceptions about rural wells and our finite groundwater resources.

To address these issues and provide accurate information based on Colorado water law, we started a rural well newsletter email program in March 2016. Some topics, such as adjudication, are complicated. To create informative newsletters, we focused on clarity and brevity. To provide more detailed information, we included links to expert resources in each newsletter. Our goal is to help you maximize your well’s productive life. No Denver Basin rural water well lasts forever.

Since your well permit determines how well water can be used, the first newsletter focused on this often-misunderstood topic. Subsequent issues cover other important aspects of rural water wells. You can access them via the links below. More newsletters will follow in the future. Feel free to share these with other well owners. We also welcome your input on specific topics you would like to see covered in future newsletters.

Well Owner Newsletters

  1. Well Permits
  2. Well Water Rights
  3. Adjudication
  4. Well Water Quality
  5. Well Water Testing and Well Maintenance
  6. Well Water Conservation & Rainwater Collection

We welcome your feedback on the newsletters. Is the level of detail enough or too much? Are there water well topics you’d like us to cover in the future? Your questions, comments and/or concerns are always valued. Last, if you’re not receiving our newsletters and would like to be added to the subscriber list, please email us at Or, send a letter to P.O. Box 359, Littleton, CO 80160-0359.