Water Well Usage
A Neighbor with 7 acres is watering a big garden and livestock....about 10 goats. Is this legal?
Larimer County Colorado
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.