Location: SCR 357
Proposed Legislation to Facilitate Municipal Water Sharing
WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE
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02:12 PM -- Proposed Legislation to Facilitate Municipal Water Sharing
Eric Potyondy, Assistant City Attorney, City of Fort Collins, explained how Fort Collins is planning to expand its boundaries and distributed a map of the current service area for the city's water utility (Attachment G). He also identified other water districts that also provide water to the City of Fort Collins and discussed opportunities to share water between the city and these water districts. He explained that sharing water between water providers may require legislation and distributed draft legislation to allow such sharing (Attachment H). He also discussed the cost of litigating a change of a water right in water court and explained how this legislation may help save water providers the cost of litigating such changes.
Attachment G.pdf Attachment H.pdf
Mr. Potyondy responded to questions from the committee about the ability of Fort Collins to lease water to the districts under current law and the potential effect of water sharing on other water rights.
Adam Jokerst, Water Resources Project Engineer, City of Fort Collins, responded to questions from the committee about the connection between the city's water facilities and neighboring district facilities. He also explained how the proposed bill would affect interconnected water providers. Mr. Potyondy and Mr. Jokerst responded to questions from the committee about the proposed legislation and potential amendments to the draft bill.
The committee adjourned.