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Water Resources

Responsibilities of the Water Resources Division

The Water Resources Division is responsible for acquisition and maintenance of the City's Water Rights Inventory; construction and maintenance of the raw water storage system; and construction and maintenance of the raw water transmission system by which water is delivered to the water treatment plants.

Activities performed include in-house engineering; construction management; oversight of contracted engineering and legal services; negotiation and management of agreements and contracts pertaining to water rights; management of the City's raw water supplies; land acquisition; capital projects; and all associated management functions.

Where Does Longmont Get Its Water?

WATER RIGHTS INVENTORY & ACQUISITION

resevoirLongmont has a varied and extensive portfolio of water rights that include decrees for pipelines, storage reservoirs, irrigation rights, and contract rights as well as conditional decrees and applications filed in Water Court for additional decrees.

Water Rights are acquired primarily through implementation of the Raw Water Requirement Policy. In 1964 the City Council adopted the Raw Water Requirement Policy. This policy provides the method whereby the City will acquire water rights in such quantity and of such quality as to provide a safe and reliable water supply for present and future water users under a wide range of hydrologic conditions. This policy provides the method in which the owners of properties with historic water rights insufficient to meet the requirements of the Raw Water Requirement Policy may satisfy the requirements in the policy by the payment of cash in lieu of water rights.

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FUTURE OF LONGMONT'S WATER SUPPLY


Water Resources is currently working on a number of projects that will ensure that the City has enough water to meet demands. Current Projects include:

· Union Reservoir Enlargement Project
· Raw Water Master Plan (see below)

White Paper (pdf 1737 KB)

Appendix A (pdf 437 KB)

Appendix B (pdf 179 KB)

Appendix C (pdf (12 KB)

Appendix D (pdf 219 KB)

 

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Statement of Historical Use of Water Rights

Use one affidavit for each ditch company. Show minimum of last 10 years consecutive use.

Click here to download the Statement of Historical Use of Water Rights Affidavit (pdf 277KB)

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Raw Water Master Plan

Click here to download the City of Longmont Raw Water Master Plan Update - Executive Summary (pdf 139 KB)

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Raw Water Requirement Policy

The Raw Water Requirement Policy can be found in Title 14, Public Services, Chapter 14.05 of the Municipal Code. Click here to view the City of Longmont Municipal Code.

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This site was updated August 16, 2013

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