Water Well Usage

Asked December 29, 2019, 7:25 PM EST

A Neighbor with 7 acres is watering a big garden and livestock....about 10 goats. Is this legal?

Larimer County Colorado

1 Response


It would depend on the type of well permit your neighbor has. There are two different classes of wells -- exempt and non-exempt. For residential usage, there are three types of exempt well permits common on small acreages: Household use only; Residential use (may include lawn/garden irrigation and/or domestic animal watering); Livestock only. The Colorado Division of Water Resources issues water well permits and would be able to assist you with additional questions: http://water.state.co.us/groundwater/wellpermit/Pages/default.aspx or 970-352-8712.